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Intimate Sketches of the Careers and Personalities of Men Powerful in the World of 
Amusement, Whether or Not Prominent in the Public Eye 

The career of Henry B. Harris in the 
theatrical world Is quite as interesting 
m that of any of his contemporary fra- 
ternity. It relates- of vicissitudes of 
fortune, of disappointments and en. 
couragements that are akin to all the 
standard business enterprises of the 
present generation. His career was 
by no means determined (or ought we 
■ay) molded and influenced by the fact 
that his father had ramified holdings 
In the theatrical sphere of the eighties 
and the nineties, although insomuch 
as his parent, Wm. Harris, was a pros- 
perous partner in the firm of (Isaac 
B.) Rich & Harris, young Henry B. 
grew and developed in a theatrical and 
managerial atmosphere. 

It is thus easy to understand then 
how he should have never been seen on 
the stage himself, like so many of his 
colleagues, Geo. M. Cohan, Wm. A. 
Brady, Lew Fields i.nd Joseph Weber. 
Needless to remark, he first learned the 
theatrical game from some of Its minor 
viewpoints, but these were always on 
the commercial end, beginning at an 
early age. 

It was on December 1, in 1866, that 
Henry B. Harris was born. St. Louis 
is his natal town, and it was here that 
the young hopeful first entered the 
public theatrical arena, then many 
times more primitive, undeveloped and 
unexplolted. His quiet reserve and 
unaffected, unassuming personage was 
even as at present a dominant charac- 
teristic His modest Introduction to 
the theatre was In the capacity of a 
•ong-book vender at the teader age of 
oeven, at the Theatre Comlque, in the 
Missouri metropolis. His profit on each 
of the Harris-Carroll melody folio 
folders was one cent, and at the end of 
his first week his statement showed a 
balance on the profit side of $3.56. ac- 
• compllshed by dint of scrambling and 
yelling the merit of his wares in the 
rough gallery crowd of the variety 

After some months of this frenzied 
finance, he transferred his activities to 
the Po? e Theatre, where he graduated 
from vendor of song books to the more 
dignified position of custodian of the 
opera glass stand. Working at night, 
and attending school in the daytime, he 
put in the first months of his business 
life, but the St. Louis venture was soon 
broken up by the removal of his family 
to Boston. " Here he began again as a 
•eller of song books in the Howard 
Athenaeum, In that city, and In the 
yoars that followed, young Harris filled 
every position In the theatre, exclusive 
of manager. 

About this time, and still under the 
ase of seventeen. Mr. Harris was made 
•he offer of a partnership in a cigar 
manufacturing concern, an offer which 
proved so tempting that he was Induced 
to leave the theatrical life to enter that 
of a commercial career. Here he re- 
mained for almost nine years, during 
*hlch time in his hours away from bus- 
'neaB. he studied the stage in all Its 
details, and educated himself w that 
ho might stand on eaual footinar with 


all those men whose good fortune it is 
to have a high school and college edu 
cation. The stage, however, had been 
Inbred in him. The call of the foot- 
light world proved too strong as com- 
pared with commercial life, and he 
returned to the profession as treasurer 
of the Columbia Theati e of Boston, at 
a salary of $25.00 a week. 

After a three years' service at this 
playhouse, which was under the man- 
agement of Charles Frphman and Rich 
& Harris, he became business manager 
of the theatre, his salary being raised 
to $50.00, and during part of this time 
had an interest In the. Howard Athe- 
naeum Star Specialty Company, with 
Charles J. Rich, son of the veteran 
manager. Filled with progresslveness, 
Harris, finding that he had reached 
the limit of his service with this thea- 
tre, went Into the theatrical business 
on his own account, his first venture 
being his Interest in the May Irwin 
Company, a venture that proved a huge 
success and which netted him a profit 
on the first year of $13,000. 

This was In the fall of 1894, and the 
enisode of the purchase of his holdings 

into the May Irwin Company are given 
greater color by the repetition of the 
story of his investment, as related both 
by the senior Rich and the now es- 
tablished producer. The old firm of 
Rich & Harris proposed opening a play 
called The Widow Jones, with May Ir- 
win in the title role. The rehearsals 
of the piece did not seem to indicate to 
Mr. Rich that the play would prove a 
big success, and he let it be known 
Indirectly that he might be Induced to 
part with, his interest for a nominal 
sum. One morning a little later, a 
young man walked into his office and 
said: "Mr. Rich, I understand you are 
willing to dispose of your Interest in 
the May Irwin production?" "Why, 
yes," responded Rich; "but what do 
you know about It?" "I have seen the 
rehearsals, sir, and I am greatly In- 
terested." "You are not thinking of 
buying it, are you?" "That is my mis- 
sion here," answered the young man 
quietly. "What will you take for your 
Interest?" Rather amused with this 
high sounding tone of a young man 
whom Rich knew as one of his repre- 

sentatives, working for $25.60 a week 
at that time, the magnate said: "Well, 
young man. It will cost you just $2,500 
to get into this thing. Now, where can 
you raise that amount in cash ?" . "Will 
you hold the offer open for an hour?" 
asked the would-be purchaser, and 
Rich still holding the matter in the 
light of a joke, said he would. In a lit- 
tle less than that time, Mr. Rich was 
astonished to have the young man re- 
enter his office and plank down twenty- 
five one hundred dollar bills on the 
desk. That young man was Henry B. 
Harris, then in bis twenty-ninth year. 

As before recounted, his venture 
with the May Irwin production netted 
him quite an ample dauble column 
thousand figure in one long season. 
This money he invested in various the- 
atrical propositions, which, although 
seeming good, proved just the reverse, 
and at the end of seven years he found 
himself without funds, and obliged to 
begin again at the bottom of the ladder. 
He acceded to a proposition as business 
manager with several of the Frohman 
and Rich and Harris enterprises, and 
while in their employ, acted as man- 
ager for Lily Langtry. Peter F. Bailey 
in The Good Mr. Best, The Country 
Sport, The White Heather, and several 
other attractions. 

But fate could not long frown on the 
type of a man gifted with the Inde- 
fatigability and undaunted progras- 
siveness that Is so Instinctive to the 
nature of Harris. He had visions of 
his Forty-fourth Street playhouse yet 
to goad him on to final accomplish- 
ment. He Invested himself with pro- 
ductions of unquestionable surety and 
success, -until now he takes his rank 
throughout the country as one of 
America's foremost producers- and 
owners of some of the greatest stage 
successes of recent years. These in- 
clude The Lion and the Mouse, Strong- 
heart, Soldiers of Fortune, The Chorus 
Lady, Classmates, The Traveling Sales- 
man, The Third Degree, The Commu- 
ters, The Country Roy, etc He also 
has under his managerial wing some of 
the most Important American stars. 
Included in this list are: Robert Ede- 
son. Rose Stahl, Helen Ware, Elsie Fer- 
guson, Frank Mclntyre, Ruth St. Denis 
and. Edgar Selwyn. ; 

This season Henry B. Harris' activi- 
ties are represented by. his latest ..New 
York theatre The Harris (formerly 
the Hackett}, and the Fulton (former- 
ly the Foliejs Bergere). Robert Edesoa 
In The Arab, Rose Stahl in Maggie 
Pepper, Helen Ware in The Price, 
Frank Mclntyre In Snobs, Elsie Fei<- 
guson in Dolly Madison, The Cofaimu- 
ters, three companies of The Country 
Boy, The Quaker Girl, The Talker, The 
Traveling Salesman. The Wild, Olive, 
The Professor's Wlfa and Ruth St 
Denis in East Indian and Egyptian 

A formidable list are already under 
consideration for the 1918-1$ season* 
of this self-made and sclt-Ttaeo pro- 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


Some Observations and Heretofore Unpublished Facts of the Life Story of a Fa- 
mous Clown Whose Antics Have Beguiltd the Smiles of Millions in a Career 
Extended Over a Period of More Than Fifty Years, During Which 
Time He Has Appeared in Practically Every Civilized Country 


"A a mile reeures the wounding of • frown." 

Well has the Immortal hard Shakeapeare — 

portrayed In bis Inimitable language the fa- 
moos clown, whose usual life before the public 
casts rays of sunshine and happlnesa Into the 
hearts of mankind. 

Jules Tnrnonr has for over fifty-two yeara 
been making the world laugh, baring com- 
menced at the tender age of two yeara. and 
has been In active harness ever since. 

He has circled the globe with laughs, for he 
has traveled In bis mirth-provoking business In 
nearly every land under the sun. 

His life work hss become almost as famous 
as that of the lamented American clown, Dan 
Bice. The poets have sung their praise, and 
the writers have lauded this king of mirth in 
books now printed In many languages. 

The great demands of the reading public of 
this present generation -has- caused a specially 
written edition, styled The Autobiography of a 
Clown, by Mr. Isaac F. Harcoason. or New York 
City. This new book, which ought to be read 
In every American home. Is a true story, de- 
pleting the life of Mr. Jules Tumour, which 
when read, will cause many Joya to come to 
young and old Americana. 

Jules Tumour waa bom November 18, 1857, 
and la therefore almost fifty-four years old. 

Using bis own language, given the writer, who 
has been an acquaintance and admirer of this 
gentleman for some years, I can truthfully stite. 
without fear of good contradiction, that the 
reader will agree with the writer In saying 
that this life history, when known. Is truly 

Mr, Tumour says: "I suppose It was destiny 
that I should be a clown, because I waa bora 
In a circus wagon. My mother had been a pre- 
mier dancer on the French and English stage 
aod had appeared In many of the Covent Garden 
and Drury Lane Christmas pantomimes, bnt 
she grew stout, which fact is always fatal to 
that kind of dancing. 

"She did not want to leave my father, who 
waa also R dancer and general acrobat, so they 
Invested their savings In a email traveling cir- 
cus. Up to that time the circuses did not all 
have menageries connected with them, as It 
waa not considered necessary as It Is In the 
ajiresent day. but It waa thought best In our 
Base to have at least one cage containing a 
jftlld beast. My mother's circus had a per- 
forming lion, who was a sort of patriarch. Be 
was so amiable that be would eat out of the 
hands of a child, and he was so gentle that he 
had to be prodded Into a roar. 

"The circus bill included several acrobatic 
acta, a juggler, a sllgbt-of-band worker, and 
the faithful lion, who waa both useful as well 
as ornamental. My mother, who was as clever In 
business matters as she had-jpeen with ber toes, 
managed the show, and my father was the 
principal performer, doing almost every act 
known at that time. 

"Daring the year so fateful to me, our little 
show had traveled through the South of France, 
and made its way Into Spain, the land of the 
dous. on a clear, hot July Sunday we reached 
Galtcla. and camped on the edge of a woods, 
it was there x was bom. My mother and father 
cooked, ate and slept In one of the wagons, 
which waa for yeara the traveling home of the 
family. My mother always told me that the 
first thing I saw when my little eyes gazed out 
of the wagon was old Albro. the French clown, 
who belonged to our outfit, and who sat In the 
•an, whitening bis. face for the afternoon per. 

This man' wbq ha* been making the world 
laugh all these yeara is a very serious person 
himself. He seldom smiles unless told a very 
very funny' story, and that must be exceptionally 
funny. It Is only when Jules Tumour makes 
up. whitens his face and spots It with red, 
and polls the clown's skull cap down over his 
ears, that he is so funny. Made up In that way 
his every movement and grimace la Irresistibly 

He must have begun to clown when very 
young, you say. dear reader. You are right; 
he did. He began when he waa two years old. 
sway .,rer in Spain, in the traveling show then 
owned by his ftaber and mother, and when he 
was a mere baby his father conceived the Idea 
of making blm up as a baby clown and using 
him <s a novelty with toe show. It was s 

greet Ides, sud would nowadaya be atyled a 

He was the first baby clown known to his- 
tory, and he made such a hit that he has been 
clowning ever since. Bnt. like all thoroughbred 
trained circus men. he has done other things, 

For years be was the most supple, Umber- 
Jointed contortionist In the world. That came 
about because of the death of his father, who 
waa a great dancer. The mother had to keep 
on traveling, and aa she could not take her 
children with her, she apprenticed them to 
other show people. Jules went to the Courand 
Brothers, In London. He remembers well the 

trip from Lisbon across the Bay of Biscay to 

His masters made 'of the boy a great contor- 
tionist and tumbler, and he traveled with them 
In different circuses through the British Isles. 
France, Germany. Russia, Austria. Italy and 
North Africa. 

It Is pitiful even now to bear blm tell of 
the cruel treatment he received in those days. 
He waa beaten to force blm to do dangerous 
feats and to bend "closer" tban any other con- 

One day. In London, while he was bending 
backwards, something snapped In his back, and 
for three years he was In the hospital. When 
he came out he could not contort his body any 
more, but be had hla gift as a pantomlmlat, and 
he went back to clowning. 

He likes to read good books, especially 
Charles Dickens' works. This Is not because the 
Immortal Box was the frlena and editor of 
Grimaldl. the king of clowns, but because it 
always seemed to blm that he knew how to 
: analyze the human heart. He knew the lowly. \ 
| Jules Tumour, like many of his successful 
circus mates, has saved bis money, snd be now 

owns a nice borne at 1422 Short street, Inde- 
pendence. Mo., and he also has a farm In North 
Dakota, where be likes to see everything green 

In 1879 Jules Tumour was doing a elownlg 
and juggling act with a circus In Africa, and 
from there he went to London, to sign a con- 
tract with Shnrman's Circus in Havana, Cuba. 
That brought blm to America, and be has been 
here ever since.. 

For over twenty-two years he hss been s 
clown with the world-famous Singling Brothers' 
Circus. But he Is prouder of the tact that he 
la also postmaster of the big circus. One of 
his duties is to go to the post-afflce each morn- 

ing and get the mall addressed to the show 
people and deliver It. He la especially fitted 
for tbla line of work, because be speaks nine 
different languages, and there are a great 
many foreign performers with this mammoth 
circus company. 

Mr, Tnrnonr Is the proud father of three chil- 
dren, all bright and healthy, a son and two 
daughters. When he was asked If he was go- 
ing show people of them?" 

"Not on your life," he answered quickly. 

"Well, you seldom see a man wbo wishes 
bis children nowadaya to follow always the 
same business lines as be did." 

"I don't want mine to be In the ahow busi- 
ness, especially if tbey hare to undergo any 
of the great hardships that I hsd to endure, al- 
though my brother and slater, my father and 
mother, my grandfather and grandmothers, and 
I don't know bow many more of my ancestors 
we're show people, as I came through a long 
family line of circus owners. But we've bad 
! enongb of it, and I'm going to try and start 
the neat generation In business that will pay 
better. The show business la a hard life, es- 

pecially If one wishes to succeed and become a 
star performer. Think of what I've done In the 
way of traveling only season before last. Start- 
ing in March. I traveled to the Atlantic coast, 
back again across the continent to British Co- 
lombia, down the Pacific coast to Los Angeles, 
and east of the Mississippi, closing there la 
November. I traveled 15,523 miles, was hi 
twenty-eight states and territories, and hat 
my grease paint on and made the folka laugh 
at four hundred performances. Also look how 
Isst season wss almost a duplicate of the former 
ones, but plenty of rain and mud. But still 
the people came to see the greatest circus on 
earth with the greatest collection of clowns." 

"That's going some." was suggested by the 

"Yes. and I've been doing it for nfty-twe 
years, barring the time I was In the London 
hospital.. It's better to be In one place. and to 
make a lot of friends there snd stick. I own 
my own home here, and a farm In the North- 
west, and one of these days I'll quit the show 
business and settle down — then the showman's 
dream may become reality, and that Is, 'to have 
a good home and a perfect rest.* 

"Yes, I suppose so; the fever will seise by 
the time the little red wagons are ready to start 
nut in the spring, and the smell of sawdust Is 
In the air." 

Yon can hardly estimate the resistance sn old 
trooper baa to overcome to keep from joining 
the old crowd when he baa retired and the white 
tope appear In his own town. It seems like 
loalng a dear relative when one allowa the dear 
old circus company to leave town without yon. 

Mr. Tumour's mother died In this country 
five yeara ago. His sister. Mile. Tumour, wss 
the greatest balancing trapes* performer ever 
seen in America. Her mother taught ber. 

"There was never another trapetlst like my 
sister," ssys Mr. Tnrnonr, proudly. "My moth- 
er spent two hours ■ day for years teaching 
her simply to be graceful. And It was worth 
the price of admission to see her graceful move- 
ments. She wss a finished artist. When she 
was twelve years old she appeared In London 
and performed on a trapese seventy-five feet 
above the heada of the audience without a net. 
At that sge she drew 1350 a night for ten 
weeks. 8he wss a wonder. She came to Amer- 
ica with mother, and married a Mr. Bnlse. and 
now she and ber husband and children do an 
act. Tbey are known aa the Seneatloual Bolses. 

"My oldest brother, Thomaa Tumour, was one 
of the greateat acrobats and clowns la the busi- 
ness. He waa for twenty-five yeara a pantomlm- 
lat with the famous Hanloh Brother*. He 1* 
retired now and lives in Sew York City." 

Mr. Jules Tumour has known all the great 
clrcua performers of the laat half century In 
this country and abroad. The greateat acrobat 
of them all. In bis estimation, was George Dale- 
vanty. an English bareback rider of long ago. 

"He wss the only man I ever knew who.eonld 
stand erect with a man holding a small hoop 
around his knees, and leap atralght up into the 
air. turn over and come down feet erst Into the 
hoop again." 

He also ssys that the two beat bareback rid- 
ers he ever knew were James Robinson and 
Charles W. Fish, both Americans, although Rob- 
ert Stlckney. Sr.. waa very graceful upon a 
horse. Fish la now dead, and he thinks that 
Robinson lives in Mexico, Mo., although the 
writer thought that James Robinson was sleo 

In 1888 James Robinson got twenty gold aov- 
erelgns a night tor riding In a circus In Madrid, 

"Now as to acrobats, tbey are lust like other 
people; sny boy csn become sn scrobst if he 
baa someone to teacb him how to spring up and 
turn over. Some would be better than oth- 
era, of course. It's all practice, and nothing 
else. I can take almost any boy and make a 
contortionist or acrobat of him. The secret of 
It Is to take a boy when he Is young and bla 
Joints limber, snd keep blm evcrlaatlngly at It. 
bending a little farther and farther all the time. 
That's' all there la to .lt." 

A benefit performance waa given at the 
Grand Theatre. Mattoon, 111., Friday, Novem- 
ber 17, for the striking Illinois Central em- 
ployes. They enjoyed two packed houses, snd 
a neat sum waa realised. Nathan Stelu Is 
proprietor of the bouse. 


Miss Colllnge is endowed with remarkable charm, physical pulchritude, and an excellent stage 
presence. At present she Is playing Youth in Walter Browne's morality play, Everywoman, Other 
successes in which she has appeared, are: Queen of the Moulin Rouge. The Girl and the Wizard, 
and the Thunderbolt. This la her second season with Ererywoman. 

DECEMBER 2, 1811. 

The Billboard 



5 en Sketch of an Interesting Character, Whose Career Intimately Affected the Pres- 
ent Day Highly Systematized Methods of Conducting Circuses— Psychological 
Study of a Great Circus General Who, While Not Generally Known to the 
Public, Occupies a High Position in the History of American Circuses 

Tin hero of the above pen sketch, to *•>••*•• 
,f tbe writer, can not help sUtlng truthfully 
lit Mr. William H. Harris, of Nickel Hate 
ttow fame, deserves a niche In the world-wide 
Jrcai lOTlng Hall of Fame, sot only on account 
t the inlendid specimen of American manhood 
Jto displayed at all times the marka of a true 
nntleman, a loving linaliand and a kind father,, 
rat oa account of the grand and glorious show 
hit He collected together and traveled all over 
he country bo aa to reach tbe people legion 
jij on account of the prices naked for admls- 
lon except In the far West and South of the 
eople. Just stop and think one moment, kind 
eiden, a large circus company comprising a 
rare menagerie, a grand atreet parade and laat 
rat not least a grand free exhibition Immedlate- 
r after the parade, all for the email aum of 
en centa for children and twenty cents for 
dolts— simply giving a fifty-cent show for the 
_jbeve-mentloued small sum. These small prices 
if admission enabled whole families to attend, 
■hereaa If the prices had been kept at 80 cents, 
is all first-class circus companies now-a-daya 
Is, possibly none could afford to go and every- 
way knows the great dlaappolntment that the 
no, daughter and often Clmea the wife and 
'ither hare to go through when they can not 
ttfnd the circus — aa money Is short. 
This simply portraya desolation and misery 

Mr. Harris was born at Cookarllle. Ontario, 
od. of course, using his own language, was 
1 Canadian, but an American by adoption, hav- 
oc spent the greater part of his life In the 
lalted States. His father. Thomas Harria. was 
I Irish ancestry, hla parents having Immigrated 

0 the back woods of Western Canada over one 
randred yearn ago. His mother was also of 
irba parentage, though bom In Canada, near 
fort Credit. 

Daring his father's early years he was a 
'inner, but sustaining an accident In foiling: 
limber, whereby a large tree fell upon him. he 
ns unfitted ever after for manual labor. 

Tost unfortunate event was among tbe earll- 
«t recollections of young William H. — the 
lortor'a dally visits and those friends left such 
Mi impressions upon the young son's mind 
shlch were never erased. Upon the father'a 
recovery he found that his farm was not 
tree enough to support his family by employing 

1 farm hand, consequently he exchanged It for 
rUlige property In CooksvIUe. where he re- 
sumed until 1855. Interested to various atags 
Ines running out of Toronto. 

Ills father's education waa somewhat limited, 
ind It waa his great ambition that hla sons 
ihonld have a good edncatlon. and aa the son 
roilam H.. looked back conld sea that his 
lather denied himself many things to order that 
ill little ones should have good schooling, 
raere were no free schools in those dare. 
Ulster Harris stsrted to school early In life. 
'JJ"' ""t remembrance of writing was in 
850, when he wrote hla nam* to hla spelling 
and from that time on improved rapidly 

it tbe village school. 

Even st that early age bis thoughts ran to 

J* * bow business, and every Saturday after 
wo he would bave a show In the Home of an 
d abandoned saw mill, the price of admls- 
n^iS," 1 ? 1 Te A " near aa he could re 

K?« v h ,T, h " a for Partnera Frank Morley and 
™ ,na 0,ner a whose names have 

»nr been forgotten. 

iJ?h .* 5° h .* d * menagerie In tbe garden, which 
SS" 4 of Mbblts. ground hogs and other do 
h»jL "'nwla. 1 also had some coons, but 
il£ £5™"."""*" ,nd what wss lost by rab 
rfJS trowln « beneath the pens and escaping 
simply closed out my Infant menagerie. 
Many years after this Jot Pentland'a circus 
used through our village, and- the very looks 
if those "red wagons" Inspired hla young 
wirt with the hope that some day he might be- 
?»• the possessor of a circus— little dreaming 
"'a that be should eventually own a circus 
Jd menngerle. and with them visit almost ev- 
JJ town and hamlet from the froaen coaat of 
Woe to ibe golden shores of California, and 
iT .rock-bound cliffs of Lake Superior to 
wE-JI"* 1 . 1 " 1 *" of Worlila. In 1855 hla father 
°»Iht a hotel In Trafalgar, and young HarrU 
'■• made the clerk. He said the hotel busl- 
?mi2. a * *. fascinating life, and one that he 
S? *i' «"* Pt th » whiskey and the bar 
!i . no beartlly detested. He attributed 
2* of the success he made In life to 
f strong temperance man. which cer- 
Qtcut trom be,n * * »agahond and an 

tl'/L' 0 ^. 01, thought he would make a lawyer 
ii n .l? r .n na wat hln > to the grammar aehool at 
„ *J" ,< ',' hut the son soon tiring or such s 
eft EE"." In tnt studying of Greek and Latin, 
we i-S. t m ,cc «P ,p 0 a poattlon In a general 
rt.; .J 2 r » n>Rn named John McMillan and 
aboltm.l, nr "t was made the asslstsnt 

ff 1.1! I; l 2J be ,nr,n 5 of 1881 JO™* Har- 
li 'J' 0 ' Chicago and using his own lan- 
I;.i« 0 hoa a Ion « ■»* checkered career aa 
II ent?. rc * nt " • ahowman. a traveling aten- 
wSlLl '• *. P'cture peddler, a showman again, 
nln^' ,n a " T « rT ,,,b,e - billposter, and 
'hlc».I "" < '<'™»f«l merchant In the great city of 
«SS r, r ? ra 1807 ,0 18T »- When he Brat 
l"o« ,, "?. ,t0 v* n 'l »topnlng at the Tremont 
IT* iA***"" contained a popula- 
«; iVnnV^ S 00 People;' now It numbero over 

tie'V^'" """'''"Vment In the theatrical or show 
Wd .1 f " ro ' w - »• McAllister, who 

wis ... Pre "«>tt Honse. Clark and Van 
Profeaan?.' "' ""«■ » n lo f e"l«' with the 
>-lt 1 T "S n » c HarrU decided to Invent and 
£ i h S. b °5'» and formed a part- 
™»1P In furnishing about |200 for printing and 

engaging J. E. Noble, late of tbe Porepangh 
Show, as agent, and atartlng out through- Wis- 
consin and Illinois, and for the first fifteen 
days his share was over eleven hundred dollars. 

They returned to Chicago for a few daya and 
then started South, playing at St. Louis six 
days: thence to the towns of Louisiana and Han- 
nibal In Missouri. At the latter place he be- 
came acquainted with the famous and lamented 
American, Artemus Ward, who was lecturing 

From Hannibal they made their way to Cairo, 
III., and there gave one performance in the din- 
ing room of the St. Cbarles Hotel at $1.50 ad- 
mission, realizing something over (500. 

Money waa plenty then In Cairo, aa the place 
was full of soldiers' and officers and their 
charge for admission then waa no more than ten 
centa would be today. 

friends with McAllister and assistants left for 
Cincinnati, and there meeting Wash Blodgett, 
an old acquaintance, they for.aed a new com- 
pan-?*tjllng themselves as "Prof. Vsndamlen'a 
atttjSftow," and started down the Ohio Elver 
vritstttAt,': stopping st all the principal towne 
until they reached Louisville. 

Business waa none of the best, and soon they 
found themselves getting down fast to the bottom 
rung of the ladder. 

A young fellow running as s candy botcher 
on the L. & N. By. from Louisville to Nashville, 
gave them $500.00 for third Interest, and they 
gave him a bill of sale of the outfit for security 
until he could wind up his business and come 
on to the show. He overtook them at Kokomo, 
Ind., where he found them happy but penniless. 

Young Harris then turned his attention to 
clerking in different positions, at last finding 
himself once more In Chicago. He made the ac- 


Whose memory doth linger in tbe hearts of all American clrcns men of the declining generation. 

At Cairo they took a steamer for Memphis. 
Tenn., which was then under martial law. Gen- 
eral McDonald being provost-marshal. 

During the company's engagement there. For- 
rest made a raid on the city and there was con- 
siderable excitement, but It in no way af- 
rected their business, which w«a enormously 
large. Thence they went tnto Kentucky, and 
while at Lexington. Morgan made hla raid on 
that city; but again they were In no manner 

At Lonlavilie their business was so great 
that- It became necessary to take extra precau- 
tion In putting In timbers In the stores beneath 
the hnll (Masonic Temple) where- they were 
playing. On six consecutive nights people were 
turned away, and for their Inst Saturday matinee 
the crowds began gathering aa early aa IS 
o'clock, though the performance waa not to 
commence nntll 2 o'clock, and to use a hack- 
neyed phrase, they turned away thousands. 

From Louisville they went to Cincinnati. O.. 
opening at Mosart Hall, and there, for the 
first time Mr. Harris realised that tbe show 
business wss not all one-sided. They opened 
to abominable business, a little over the hall 
rent ($100) being their total receipts: however, 
the- had faith that they could draw the r>eo- 
nle before the end of their engagement, which 
was tor nine days: hut Instead of growing 
better, business continued dropping oft, their 
Isst night netting but $30. 

McAllister, ss well as Harris, up to this 
time, supposed they hsd a well that would never 
run dry, and were not prepared to meet the 
disastrous reverse. We had to resort to the 
showman's favorite dodge of "floating eonic 
Jewelry." < 

Their business through Ohio waa simply 
wretched, but at Da.vton. Harris had an opportu- 
nity of disposing of his interest to a Mr. Stan- 
ley, receiving tftOO and parting the beat of 

qoalntance of Dr. Richard T. Splklnga. who had 
an office at 47 La Salle street, ami to this gen- 
tleman be unfolded a scheme of starting out In 
*he bllluosting business. 

X. H. Crosby, of the Crosby Opera House, and 
George K. Hazlitt. of the Evening Journal Show 
Printing House, promised young Harris all tbe 
work they could cummnml. so Dr. Splklnga kindly 
loaned him money enough to open an office and 
erect the necessary billboards. Young Harris 
worked faithfully and hard, and soon had tbe 
largest opposition billboard man, named Broad- 
way, aa hla partner,- and from this union great 
profits were made. Whenever they could induce 
a show to play on ehares with them, they did 
so. and always made good financially. 

Early In June. 1SGT, Mr. Harris leased Hassl'a 
Park, which was ten miles out of the city, for 
a Fourth of July celebration, and It has often 
been stated by old Chicago residents that prob- 
ably there has never been assembled at that 

Sara any greater crowds than were seen that, 
ay. unless it might have been the banner day 
at the late Chicago World's Fair. It took every 
available car that the Chicago and Northwestern 
road had to transport the people, so that even 
fiat cars were hastily pressed into service, rigging 
them np with temporary seats to carry parren- 
gers. besides the thousands who drove out In 
their own conveyances. 

Mr. Harris* day's profits were very large, as 
not only had he rented over fifty booths to men 
who paid from $25 to $250 per booth, who sold 
different articles, but be received five cents for 
•very passenger carried by the Chicago and North- 
western Railroad. 

In 1867, Mr. Harris married Miss Clara Sar- 
gent, and this estimable lsdy made him a grand 
and glorious helpmate as a wife,' and the world- 
wide aaylng: "The hand that rocks tbe cradle 
Is the bsnd that moves the world." never more 
clearly dernonntrated the true worth of this 
noble woman. 


Mrs. Harris was not only a charming help- 
mate, but an able adviser, and devotedly eav- 
tbuaisstic over all tbe enterprises that her nobis) 
husband entered into for over thirty-five year*. 

to 1871, the terrible Chicago fire laid wast* 
to both my stores, ss well ss a newly tar- 
nished house. In an hour his accumulations of 
years were swept away, and once more b* 
found himself at the toot of the ladder and truly 
a trying place. 

Net wishing to be Idle, Mr. Harris pur- 
chased the stock sad patents or the Favorite 
Egg Case Company, owned by Brownell and Co.. 
and soon found upon closer examination that 
he hsd been swindled, and simply laid tbe busi- 
ness on a shelf. Next entering another business) 
which msde money almost Instantly, and after 
again opening the egg case elephant industry, 
soon msde this also prosper and prove a 'gold 

Now the writer has placed true facta before 
tne reader's eyes, showing the ops and downs 
of a wonderful business man, and will now step 
Into his introduction to the sawdust circus field. 

Harris also ahlned ss 

where Mr. 

Meeting Mr. Dsn Castello, the famous show- 
man. In the fall of 1882, Mr. Haxate^caneJndsd 
to embark once more in the show- line.- During 
the fall and winter, he purchased ring horses), 
and as fsst as purchased would ship them to 
Benton Harbor, Mich., where Mr. Castello waa 
breaking them, assisted by an able corps) of 

He worked hard all winter getting the stock 
ready, and Mr. Harris attended to the preparing 
of printing, providing wardrobe and other prop- 

Everything being brand, aparkllng new uw 
top to bottom, and Mr. Harris not a dollar 1st 
debt, concluded It was nickel plate, and It no 
remained until bis pissing away, and the name 
Is still considered a valuable property by an 
circus men. 

Mr. Harris hsd marked out hla route throngs) 
Michigan, Minnesota, Dakota. Montans. Oregon. 
Washington Territory, British Colombia and 
California, but tbe "wiseacres of showman" 
thought differently, ssd though they did net 
tell Mr. Harris so, they gave him a fsw weeks 
to run. 

The show opened Saturday. May 5. 1888, at 
Benton Harbor. Mich., on account of having the 
show organised there and having spent a great 
deal of money with tbe townspeople. He waa 
led to believe that he might expect an enormous 
business, bnt tbe writer regrets to say that the 
business for the day did not accord with the 
great merits of tbe show, and only about esvs- 
quarter of what bad been expected. 

May 7 they were at Bangor, tbe 8th at South 
Haven, and the 9th at Holland, where they 
encountered their first blow-down, and took au 
night to load the show. 

The 14th was cold and It was snowing hard 
«t Cadillac, but they did a good day'a business 
May 21. at East Saginaw, they encountered a 
cold, wintry day, the wind blowing a hurricane, 
so they unloaded nothing from tbe can. May 28, 
at Marquette, Mich., was the first big day he) 
had, though business was fair all throngs) 
Michigan. He was now in the. iron and copper 
country, snd making money fast. 

At L'Anse, Mich., a terrible accident hap- 
pened which distressed his wife snd himself 
very much. A boy who was holding for one of 
the grooms one of the gentlest horses tbst Mr. 
Hsrrls owned, through some unaccountable man- 
ner tbe animal, becoming frightened, kicked the 
boy and killed him instantly. . They were ex- 
onerated from all blame by the parents of the 
boy, and utterly refused sld of any kind. 

At L'Anse they embarked on the steamer 
Ivanhoe for Houghton, there taking teams to 
Calumet, Lake Linden sM Hancock, st the 
Utter place again taking the steamer Ivanhoe 
for Oirlonagan. where be did a large bnslness. 

He played Dnlnth. Minn.. June 14 and 15 to a 
profitable business, then making a 500 mile run 
to Bismarck. Dak. Here tbe admission wss esse 
dollar, and so remained the balance of the sea- 
Son. Showing Mandon. Dickinson and Glen- 
dive, ill In Dskots. and reached Miles City, 
Mont.. Saturday. June 23. Next came Billing*. 
Livingston. Boxeman snd Townaend. then on to 
Helena and Deer Lodge and Bntte City, and 
right here the writer ststes that this being the 
first circus ever seen In Montana. It was a 
novelty and well patronised at every point. 

Returning to Deer Lodge. Mr. Harris encaged 
freighters to tske the show over the Rocky 
Mountains, each train having from twelve to 
twenty hesd of horses on it. snd the first day 
out stopped at Pioneer snd showed on July IX 
reached Sew Chicago, where they gave one 

Serformance and did well: Missoula. Monday, 
ulv 14 and 18. to packed tents. A 300-mile 
Jump to Spokane Falls. Wash: thence to Cheney. 
Sprsgue snd Walla Walls. Wash 

After finishing the Intended and originally 
selected route, which In every way was. suc- 
cessful, not only from s financial standpoint, 
bnt a business educator ss well, the Nickel 
Plate Show, whose wonderful achievement Is 
now history, simply eclipsed all expectations of 
Its owner snd 'orlglnstor. He next showed Day- 
ton, thence to The Dalles. Portland. Oregon. 
Tacotna, Olympia. Seattle. Victoria. British OA- 
nmbls, Vancouver's Island, and back to the 
States, making all dates. Reached Chicago, 
111., in October, and at once began looking tor 
additional attractions for the coming season. 

Thus ended his first season, which he con- 
tinued without any break of years for over , 
twenty sessons. each year stronger and better. 

The first anlmsls purchased were a den of per- 
forming Hons and tigers, then an nmhrella-eared 
trick elephant named "Gypsy," hyenas and other 
animals. These Mr. Hsrrls placed In the barn 

(Continued oa page 54.) 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 



Directors of Associated Billposters of the United States and 
Canada Hold Meeting— Rulings Made at Last Annual 
Convention Bitterly Denounced by Many Members 

French. Lick. Ind.. Not. 25 (Special to The 
■ODjaard). — The, Board of Directors of the As- 
ateUted Billposters of the United States and 
Canada held their meeting at French Lick 
•Vcfiiga Hotel. November 21 and 22. 

wale meeting was one of the stormiest ever 
held, and there was tnnch dissension. Many 
€c the rulings made at the last «*""Tsl conven- 
■sa, held at Asbnry Park, N. J., were crit- 
icised in no uncertain terms by members pres- 
ort at the French Lick meeting. The following 
directors were present: 

New England District — Edw. C. Donnelly, 
Beaton, Mass.; Jos. J. Flynn, Lawrence, Mass. 

■astern District— Barney Link. Pittsburgh, 
Pa-; Jas. F. O'Mealla. Jersey City. N. J. ; 0. 
fL Hathaway. Mlddletown. N. T. ; Samnel 
Pratt, New York City; Jas. Rear don. 3 cr an- 
ion. Pa. 

Central District— Burnett W. Bobbins. Chl- 
•ago. IB.; Geo. L Chenqell. ColnmbnB. ().; 
Harry C. Walker. Detroit Mich; Phlnelan B. 
■after. Fond dn Lac. Wis. 

Western District — Frank C, Zehrang Lln- 
•aba. Neb.; Peter J. McAllney. St. Lonls, Mo.; 
(Ataxies T. Kindt. Davenport, la. 

Southern District— Walter S. Bnrton, Bleh- 
■OBd, Va. ; John E. Shoemaker. Washington. 
O. C. Lonls H- Bamsey. Lexington, Ky.; James 
D. Bnrbrldge. Jacksonville, Fla. 

Southwestern District — Jas. A. Curran. Den- 
tea-, Col.; B. W. Flynn. McAlester. Okla. 

Pacific Coast — Thomas H. B. Varney. Oak- 
land.. OaL 

Canadian District — E. L. Bnddy, Toronto, 

^Wa. J. Darts of Gary. Ind., was not pres- 

The following solicitors were also present: 
Donald G Boss, representing the Associated 
Billposters' Protective Association; Nordhan> 
ft Company, of Pittsburgh. Pa - Geo. Enos 
Thropp of Chicago:- A. M. IBriggs & Company 
•f Chicago, and Mr. Smith, representing Mabln 
Advertising Company. 

The Tuesday evening session was devoted to 
hearing from the solicitors. 

Mr. D'Arcy of St. Lonls. Mr. Allen Collier 
at Cincinnati. Mr. Bell. representing the 

Illinois Students 
Attack Theatre 

Sbampalgn. Til.. Nov. 24 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — Denied a "free show" by a vande- 
vflle theatre manager here to-night. 800 Uni- 
versity of Illinois students attacked the amuse- 
snat bouse and were only repulsed after a 
hand-to-hand battle with policemen and theatre 

During the cob fusion an effort was made to set 
fee to the house by building a bonfire beneath 
the floor. Here attaches of the theatre dis- 
cerned barrels on fire and with difficulty put 
the blaze out before an alarm had penetrated 
t» the audience. The doors of the theatre were 
token down and bricks sent crashing through 
the windows. 

The audience of 800 persons remained throngh- 
•nttte attack and the vaudeville performers 

The theatre management will call upon the 
university for redress. 


Hew Haven. Conn.. Nov. 21 (Special to The 
WHhoard).— The Wedding Trip. Reginald De 
Koven's new opera bonffe. received its Initial 
separata tton tonight at the Hyperion Theatre, 
wlnca has been repaired and renovated after 
b efag wrecked on Saturday during the football 
aelebra tlon. 

In the cant of The Wedding Trip are Christine 
Bsflson. Dorothy Jardon. Frltzl Bussing, Dorothy 
Marton. Gwyn Dnbarry. Edward Martln- 
aeu. John McCIoskey. Arthur Cunningham 
Charles Boseby and others. 

•Jed De Creaac and Harry B. Smith are the 
author* of the book. 

Peace was restored today between the Yale 
■todents and the management of the Hyperion 
Theatre by Manager Eldrldge publishing in the 
isle. Dally News an apology for the treatment 
af Innocent students and the act of the stage 
Beads In tnmlng the hose on them. 


New York, Nor. 23 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — The Supreme Court action brought by 
Adelaide Louise Erlanger against Abraham L. 
r. the theatrical producer, and Bath Lltt, 
jsree. was dlseon tinned this week. Another 
permitted withdrawal of the papers from 
the eotmty clerk's flies. Including the demurrer 
ta die defendant Erlanger's connterclalm. The 
■stare of the action was not disclosed. 


New- York. Nov. 24 (Special to the Billboard). 
— mm Blta JeJlvet. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lee- 
Bam and George Belph, who win appear in Klaw 
a> arianger'a production of Kismet, arrived this 
■ «t by the American ttner PWladelphJa. 'Mies 
HsMret was tionnersr leadlasr woman tat George 

Wrigley Chewing Gum Company of Chicago, and 
a number of the old solicitors were on hsnd 
and were accorded a hearing with reference to 
a renewal of their license, bnt It was ruled by 
the Board of Directors that they nad :;ob -»ote 
In the matter, as the arrangement entered Unto 
at the annual convention at Asbnry PafcHast 
July must continue for a year. It developed 
during the meeting that Mr. Bell and Mr. Wrlg- 
ley had severed their connection as vice-pres- 
ident and treasurer of Geo. E. Tbroop & Com- 
pany, Inc. These people have an agency of 
their own, and made application as recognized 
official solicitors, but their appointment was 

(Continued on page 59.) 


Devastating Empyrosis Sweeps Paragon Park and Causes 
Property Loss Exceeding $100,000— Heroic Work Saves 
Destruction of Entire Resort — Fully Insured 

Boston. Mass.. Nov. 23 (Special to The Bill- 
board).— Fire this morning damaged Paragon 
Park, Nantasket Beach, near this city, to an 
extent of $100,000. 

Crossed wires Is believed to have been the 
cause of the blaze.. Almost the whole ocean 
front of the park was destroyed, and only he- 
roic work on the part of the firemen prevented 
the flames from sweeping the entire Southern 
section of the beach. All the buildings on the 
beach side of the park were destroyed; the 
bnrned area includes the Temple of Mirth, con- 
taining the carousel. Wolf & Walker's moving 
picture show and two soda stands: Emerson's 
dance hall, which takes in the Johnstown Flood 


A principal in the cast of Lew Fields' company of The Hen-Pecks. 

Belasco Invests 

With Syndicate 

New York, Nov. 21 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Announcement was made from the offices of 
Messrs. Klaw & Erlanger today of what Is said 
to be one of the most Important theatrical 
transactions in recent years, by which David 
Belasco' acquires a one-third Interest In six of 
the most Important syndicate theatres in cities 
outside of New - York and Chicago. 

Two of the theatres affected are brand new. 
Mr. Belasco win now share In their ownership 
with Charles Frbbmsn and ' Messrs. Klaw * 
Erlanger. They are the Metropolitan in Seat- 
tle. Wash., which was dedicated last month, 
and the new Atlanta Theatre, in Atlanta, Ga. 
The other playhouses which figure in the 
transaction are the Mason Opera Honse In Los 
Angeles. Cal.; the Century and Olympic theatres 
In St. Louis, and the Empire Theatre in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 

Mr. Belasco said tonight that be was unable 
to make nubile the amount Involved In the pur- 
chase, but It Is said that the sum la in the 
neighborhood of $500,000. 

The Two Lucases (George and Helen), known 
as the Aerial Lucases, are working with Charlea 
Lucas again. George Lucas states that he will 
close his show December IS, and Is going te bis 
Colorado ranch to spend the holidays. 

building: the vaudeville theatre, the photorrtd 
gallery, the Japanese Tillage and the kalis 
knack store. 

Manager George A. Dodge estimates It all 
cost $100,000 to rebuild the burned area, Tl 
loss Is fully covered by Insurance, and nlti 
for rebuilding are already being prepared, 


Chicago, Nov. 27. (Special to The Billboard) 
— One of the first annual events that each rei i 
Is looked forward to with much delight by ta 
Chicago theatrical colony is the entertalmnen i 
and ball given by the company that Is plajlq 
at the La Salle Opera House. This year's aftti 
wll he given Tuesday night. December 12, 
the Coliseum Annex under the auspices ot t 
Louisiana Lou Co. No admission fee will L_ 
charged to members of the profeslon then plij 
ins in the city, and all ate cordially invite] 

Last year's dance was held at the De arbor 1 
Club on the North Side, but the affair was sue 1 
a success that the club was too small to at 
commodate the throng, so provisions have ben 
made to take care of 1,500 people at tt : 
Coliseum Annex this year. 

•Many novelties are in preparation and the ( 
tertainment end of the program will be "Voder; 
a la Mardl Gras" to be produced by Charle 
Mast. La Salle stage manager. It will reserabl 
a cotillion that are go popular with the "high 
brows.' and many travesties on current Chlcif 
productions will be presented. One on Louslu 
Lou. written especially for this occasion b 
Addison Burkhardt. author of the real Loolilio 
Lou. will be shown— Just once. 

Decorations will be the national colors, and 
voting contest now running for the most popoli 
Louisiana Lou chorus girl to lead the gran 
march. The rivalry Is very Intense, hut tb 
winner will not be announced till the night < 
the dance. Dancing will be from 0 to 3. 

George V. Conner, manager of the ' ontsU 
shows for the 101 Ranch Wild West, stoppa 
over In Cincinnati November 27 on his way t 
his home in Chllllcothe, O. He was accon 
panled by his wife and reports a fine season. 

St. Louis Opera 
House Proposed 

St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 25 (Special to The 
Billboard). — Longer opera seasons In St. Louis 
are advocated by Adolpuus Bosch, who recently 
returned from a trip abroad. He also favors 
the building of a large opera honse. 

Mr. Busch told of places in Europe, one- 
fourth the size of St. Louis, which supported 
permanent opera companies and -magnificent 
opera houses. St. Lonls, he believes, should 
have an opera bouse comparing favorably with 
those of Frankfort, Mnnlch and Stuttgart. 

A German opera was suggested by Mr, Busch 
for the February season. Tristan nnd Isolde and 
Die Walkure were mentioned as popular here 
and abroad- While In New York Mr. Busch at- 
tended the Metropolitan and beard Alda given 
to a most enthusiastic audience. 

America. Mr. Busch believes, leads the world 
In the character of Its operatic performances. 
He declared the productions given In the larger 
cities of this country are not surpassed any- 
where on the continent. 

Season ticket sales for the February opera 
snow more than two-thirds of the house la sold. 
The local committee hopes a movement to build 
a permanent opera honse may follow the close 
of the season. Annonncement of the operas to 
be given will be made this week. 

South Sea Island Joe and wife, Bene, have 
already signed np for the tenting season of 1912. 

Ringlings and Two 
Bills Secure Right 

New York. Nov. 27 (Special to The Bill 
board).— Singling Brothers have been grante 
the option for exclusive rights for circuses, « 
Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill the same rights *> 
Wild West exhibitions to be given in the man 
moth building to be erected at F-rty-sevent 
Street and Lexington Avenue, over the top iO 
a new terminal of the New York Geatral. Tb 
term of exhibitions will range from three t 
five weeks. 

Mammoth Building Is to take the place « 
the doomed Madison Square Garden. 


Memphis. Tenn.. Nov. 27 (Special to Tb 
Billboard).— The American Aviators. Inc.. wit 
headquarters in Memphis, are arranging for i 
tour of the South and Southwest to begin an 
month. Lonls Mitchell, president and manager 
has Jnst bonght two railroad cars, s PnBffli 
sleeper and large freight car. Besides ton 
regular Wright biplanes, Mitchell last w eek K 
celred the first of the new Wright "glider*. 
He. has made several ascents Iff the new «M 
chine without a mtoor. and then put In a mom 
and made several trios. „ , ., 

Last Snnday Mitchell made a « nM .'J on S , jS 
cent with a passenger. Miss Msrghnerlte Ctffll 
bell, rising nearly 1.200 feet. This w«« « 
first ascension ever made In Memphis by ij» 
man. Miss Champlln Is a student In the Aran 
lean Aviators' Instruction School, and expen 
to enter the profession. _ . _„ 

Mitchell Is a Wright licensed pnot.. He bi 
on bis staff at present "Wild Bill" He«a 
and Is negotlatlna- for his coming tonr wit 
Oscar Brlnley and Eugene Myers, who «' 
with him last summer. 


San Francisco, Nov. 16 (Special'*)' The BUj 
board).— Sam C. Haller, the well-known arms 
ment manager and promoter, was a, caiicr ■ 
The Billboard etEce today. Mr. Haller exp«' 
to spend the winter on the Pacific Coast, am 
ing bis time between Ban Francisco, Lo «■*■ 
geles and San Diego. Incidentally, he 'Is 1«*» 
over the grounds of the Panama-Pacific Intm 
tlonal Exposition, to be held In this city In w» 
In which several of his attractions will appe* 
the nature of which he is not In a position, 
divulge at this time. 


Troy, N. Y., Nov. 22 (Special to The «j 
board).— S. Clarissa Evans, a _ negreM, * 
awarded a verdict In the City Court jetta* 
In her action against Proctor's Theatre, i 
plaintiff alleged that some time ago »»• f 
chased a -ticket for the main floor of thep» 
honse ana tbit on presenting It for 
was ordered to sit in the balcony. She , «■ 
plained that she was discriminated again" 
account af her color. 

DECEMBER 3, 1911. 

The Billboard 




/ill Return to the Legitimate Stage as Co-Stars in a New 
Play, the Auto-Cranks, Following the Present Vaudeville 
Bookings— Werba and Luescher Enjoin Team 

Kew York. Nov. 27 (Special to The Billboard). 
—Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth are due for 
V lotber tour of the legitimate as soon a* their 
•esent vaudeville contract* are fulfilled. It 
the intention of the former co-star* of Llt- 
ril > utra Flxlt to produce The Auto-Cranka In 
tl e musical comedy Held and manage their own 

Charles Marka, for a number of years with 
chard Carle in a managerial capacity, will 
associated with the team In the venture. 
Bayes and Norworth are at present playing 
vaudeville with a company of ten people. 
» ley have an arrangement with Mr. Percy U. 
4 imams, in whose theatres they are at present 
a ipearlng. for a guarantee and SO per cent of 
e gross receipts. 

This arrangement Is the terms under which 
e team are to make a tour of twelve weiks 
Is season. Already they have booked Bntfalo, 
ronto. Chicago and Washington and a number 
other clttes. After this tour Is concluded 
trm .ere will come the production of the musical 
3 ece or an organisation of a permanent vaude- 
lle stock company. 

The latter Idea Is Miss Bayes* own. It Is 
i oposed that a company of at least ten prln- 
pals be formed with a small chorus to play 
er a circuit of twelve weeks three times year* 
with three different offerings. The pro- 
jctlons will be In the nature of an afterpiece 
id will occupy from an hour to an hour and a 



Lawrence, Mass., Nov. 23 (Special to The 

3 lllboard). —Fire early this morning caused a 
image of several thousand dollars to the Mar- 
iise Theatre here. 
A number of young women members of the 
nngletown Company playing at the Colonial 
beatre were asleep In their rooms at the Mer- 
mac Chambers, adjoining: the Marquise Thea- 

f!. and when the hotel fllled with smoke they 
shed to the Ore-escapes, from which they were 
rrled down to safety. 

iske Resigns 

From Mirror 

N «w Sork, Nor. 25 (Special to The Blll- 
oard). — Harrison Grey Flske, who has been In 
large of the Dramatic Mirror since 1880. an- 
onnced yesterday that he had disposed of the 
ratrolllng Interest he baa' held in the paper 
ir many years, resigned his presidency. editor- 
Up and seat In the Board of Directors in order 
> devote his time exclusively to his theatrical 

No announcement was made as to who was 
kSJ m .?' l ?"Sf ,° f . ,ne « t0 <* l*nt It Is under- 
lalrldnals " dlTided «mong several 

Mr. Flske stated that his reUrement would 
ot affect the character, scope or personnel of 
» Mirror In the slightest degree. 


raJS? *V\ IfoT - 25 (Special toTheBUlboarl). 
™' e " d ,T, lce » received by theatrical men here 
onounoe the death In Germany of ottllle Ge- 
m. one of Germany's famous actresses. She 
<*> 77 years old. In 1889 Fran Genee under- 
wi.J onr . t«">n?ti America, ending at Ban 
besfi 'a wl,ere * be formfd *»' nrat German 
nn iifk he """wl '»«» theatre for fifteen 
a bi i£h R K re> !v Ba ^ e ? 8 nnM1 recalled to Ber- 
°.y "nihl Wh ° d " lred h » to 


•o»M? Usk /- • N « T 23 (Special to The B1U- 
!5 .';7" A 14 -»ere tract of land lying along 
w ad acent to the northeast shore of Put-lS 
Ssv ihS, o° ca w e i h * Property of the state 
?aiL» S Johannsen. of Put-In Bay. 

i?X V/t^PSS? ? v 'etory Centennial Coml 
S^V 1 ""' 1 *"-883 Into the Probate Court of 
ttawa County at Port Clinton. » *» » «« 
rtv • .JT"? "Pre'ents the value of the prop- 
Im iH. "SS* by 2^ Jur y ""ting In condemna- 
» ilt^ C fS D % Thc «™* wl » be utilised as 
» h.t?i. for . *be exposition commemorative of 
"battle of Lake Brie In 1018. The proposed 
Wry . Memorial will be erected on a flveNam 
™re. as yet to be laid out. : 


■ofroT 29 (8pecial to The .Bill- 

'*S, ) „T J< ""» Orlffln. well-known as an actor 
!> an»^ e Jr lan ">"»<*«». died yesterday at 
mte P Kastri«S: °° WMt Fort '- secon<1 Street, of 
SV^S 11 ^"* 14 * company on the road 
ud£ g ,.i h ?,. Nor,h . WMt - He here to or- 

tht ^"V"^ ""l"* w "> to have started out 

the beginning of next year. 

iwln nSJtv ctor J . «PP»ared as a youth with 
i?2! h an< " •■Je* waa leading man with 
"«„ Keene and Richard Mansfield. Although 
2L™ *>°wn In nearly aU Darts of the 
5r» «""ParattveIy unknown In Mew 

wfiur lif. w " nenr »W« to secure m 
r" 1 *- His home was In gprlngfleld, 111. 

bait of rnnnlng time. With this act there 
will only remain for the house managers to 
furnish four or Ave acts at the opening of the 

The matter is nnder advisement by a number 
of managers at present and if sufficient interest 
la shown on tbelr part, Bayes and Norworth 
stand ready to prepare the Initial production. 

Nora Bayes and Jack Norworth have been 
In the limelight considerably of late, on ac- 
count of their recent difficulties with Werba 
& Luescher. producers of Little Miss Fix-It. 
The latest move on the part of Werba & Luesch- 
er la an attempt to enjoin fBayes and Norworth 
from the alleged use of songs, dances and scenes 
from Little Miss Fix-It In their vaudeville act 


Report is Circulated that Madison Square Garden Is Not t« 
be Razed — Building Loan for the Property Secure, 
but Purchasing Loan Can Not Be Had 

New Xork, Nov. 27 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — It was reported here today that after 
all the talk of the demolishing that land-mark, 
Madison Square Garden, that the building is 
still to stand. Messrs. Son th wick and Ball, 
tbe real estate promoters that had the deal In 
band, are reported to have been unable to 
secure a loan that would warrant them pur- 
chasing the Garden and the alto upon which It 
Is erected. 

Several months ago It was stated that the 
Madison Square Garden, which in years past 
housed all of the circus and like attractions of 
so gigantic a nature that there was no other 
place for their showing except the mammoth 
arena, would be torn down and a business 


Leading man with Mrs. Leslie Carter, in Two Women, nnder the management of John Cort. 

Cries "Fire"; 

Panic Ensues 

Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 20 (Special to The 
Billboard). — Just at the close of the first show 
of the evening at the Palm Garden Theatre 
tonight some irresponsible person shouted 

Instantly there was a panic among -the 
800 persons In the picture house. Men. women 
and children rushed pellmell tor the exits, and 
somebody on the outside turned In an alarm 
which brought the engines. 

When the firemen arrived they found no fire, 
and tbelr only "work was to carry out the 
children, and send them to hospitals. 


New York, Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
Paul Armstrong, tbe playwright. In a suit be- 

Em this week in tbe Supreme Court against 
lebler & Co., estimates that bla percentage 
of tbe profits of the laat four weeks of Alias 
jimmy Valentine la $3,000 a week. Armstrong 
la suing for the period between October 22 and 
November 18, and asks $12,000. Be said that 
under an agreement with the producers, mad* 
November 24. 1809. he waa to receive a nightly 
statement of box office receipts, and that these 
statements ceased on October 22. Alias Jimmy 
Valentine waa written as a abort story by 
O. Henry and dramatised by Armstrong. 

Crane's New 
Comedy Produced 

Utica, N. X- Nov. 21 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — William H. Crane's new comedy. The 
Senator Keeps House, by Martha Morton, was 
presented for the first time on any stage at 
tbe Majestic 'Theatre last night. A large au- 
dience was present and gave Mr. Crane and bis 
latest play an enthusiastic welcome, w ■■ 

Mr. Crane will take bis new offerlBK Into th" 
Garrlck Theatre. New York City, f/rtalch he 
leased as an actor-manager In association with 
Joseph Brooks, next Monday. 


Chicago, Not. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
— It la the claim of the International Metal 
and Ferrotype Company that with their newly- 
patented ferrotype plates the minute photo man 
has at laat secured tbe kind of plate which he 
has long needed. With these plates and the 
newly-patented Dial plate holder It Is possible 
to Increase a picture from a size of one and 
three- fourths by two and one-half to two and 
one-half by three and one-half. This la" an 
achievement on the part of the International 
people that Is bound to be greatly appreciated 
by tbe users of minute cameras. This modern 
addition In no way Impairs the sharpness or 
the picture, but also makes It possible to take 
group pictures at an angle. 

structure erected on the site. Tbe new bsdldlas 
when completed was to be devoted to the silk 
trade. Plans were drawn and the new atrueture 
was to have consisted of four towers built abort 
the fifth story of the building proper. 

Last week there wss s rumor that while th* 
real estate promoters who were Interested in 
the deal were folly able to secure capital ts 
tbe extent to fully guarantee the cost of bnQaV 
ing the new structure, they were not able, it 
is alleged, to secure sufficient funds to permit 
them purchasing the present property. 

It was only several weeks ago that one of 
tbe biggest clrcua managements offered rats 
holders of the option on tbe property a bonus of 
$9,000 for a three weeks' lease of tbe property 
over the regular price that the same firm has) 
paid in tbe past. 


Sioux City, la., Nov. 25 (Special to The BtO- 
boardj. — George G. Call and others are plan- 
ning a new theatre in Sioux City, covering; a 
frontage of 141 feet on Jackson Street, be- 
tween Fourth and Fifth Streets. 

Negotiations have been carried on for saaas 
time with Martin Beck, and Mr. Beck has 
agreed to take a lone-time lease and make that 
place sn Orohenm theatre. The building wUi 
cost $300,000. 


Washington. D. C, Nov. 21 (Special to The 
Billboard). — Madame Nazhnova appeared last 
night at the National Theatre la a new comedy 
by Pierre Wolff, entitled The Marionettes. 

A large audience was present and the new 
play scored heavily. 

Included in the cast are: Arthur Lewis. Frank 
Gil more, Kate Meek, Edward Fielding. Charles 
Balsar. Grace Carlyle and Helen Freeman. 

The Marionettes will urebably be prniliisni 
at the Lyceum Theatre, New Xork. shortly. 

Development in 
Chicago Theatricals 

Chicago, Nov. 25 (Special to Tbe BIBbaaunt). 
— With the opening on Monday ztlatbt at that 
Olympic Theatre, formerly the Majestic la 
Springfield, 111., of the tabloid musical version 
of The Sunny Side of Broadway, a new and 
Important phase of the amusement game la In- 
augurated. Tbe production Is being made by 
the recently incorporated Lis eals Amusement 
Company. It Is their Intention to secure well- 
known musical comedies, rip out tbe padding 
and deadwood. and make an bour-and-a-half 
entertainment therefrom. TTiey will book these 
in the family vaudeville bosses 
throughout the country, playing two showa a 
night at prices not to exceed ten and twenty 
cents. This form of amusement Is Immensely 
popular In Havana and Spanish-American cit- 
ies, but has not previously been tried here. The) 
Lincoln Amusement Company bss Merry Mary 
in preparation for production In December, with 
other well known musical comedies to follow. 


Chicago. Nov. 25 (Special to Tbe Billboard). 
— Tbe Information was given out at the Sugar 
offices In the Princess Theatre Building today 
that Messrs. Mort Singer and Herman Fenr, 
who sailed from New York on the LusllaaasV 
on November 8. have reached Berlin. They are 
visiting* the German capital la a search far 
amusement novelties suitable for production xa 
their new theatre in Chicago. It Is believed 
that they may bring with them an entire aba-' 
ropean production. Mr. Singer will make • 
new production In the near future at the Prin- 
cess Theatre. 


Toledo. O.. Nov. 24 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — Modest Suzanne, with Sallle Fisher tat 
the principal role, was given Its premiere It that 
Valentine Theatre to-night and waa well .re- 
ceived by a good-sized audience. A. H. Woods) 
and H. H. Frsxee are the producers. 


La Grande Bretecbe. a one-act opera i 
by Dr. Edward Scbaaf of Newark, will to) 
produced by tbe Chicago Opera Company, Di- 
rector Dlppel having obtained the rights stav- 

ember 25. 

The opera, based on Balzac's trade romanca, 
calls for six characters. 

Maurice Freeman baa recently produced Ms 
new act. The Pawnbroker, by John B. Hjaais. 
with tremendous success. The Pawnbroker to as 
story of today, a comedy with strong; drajnatte 
story running through. Special act is car- 
ried, and a cast ot five, incladlagt Naaxbe ml— 
ton. Mildred By-land, Arthaz Tan and lass 

Additional Amussmastt 
pages 54 and 55. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1611. 



Louis N. Parker's Adaptation of the Famous Romance, Lady 
Godiva, Not Historically Correct— Viola Allen's Role 
Not as Good as The White Sister 

A play is four acts by Louis N. Parker. 
Daly's Theatre. 

Dorothea .....Viola Alien 

Airs jane Ferrell 

Dim aria Adelaide Robinson 

Philippe. ...Prances Savage 

Father Bernard Charles Harbury 

Malet S. Van Onsen Phillips 

Nigel « Fred Bock 

Gilbert George Cooke 

Leotrlc Henry JColter 

Waltheof Henry Stanford 

Samel Lewis Howard 

Wltgar Frank P. Giles 

Torfrld W Infield Freeman 

Crmen - Vincent Sternroyd 

Oiling Howard Morgan 

Jenny Elinor Browneil 

Godlld .Nina Lindsay 

Joan Jessie Crommette 

New York. Mot. 21 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — Viola Allen in her latest vehicle. The 
Lady of Coventry, began its New York en- 
gagement at Daly's Theatre last Bight. Lonis 
N, Parker has adapted the play from the 
famous - romance of Lady Godiva. bat has not 
adhered closely to the original story- This 
digression was a subject of animadvert dis- 
cussion, among the local newspaper critics who 
claimed that the omission of the principal epi- 
sode in the romantic career of the history of 
the most famous bareback rider would not be 
condoned by the more educated American play- 
goer. Miss Allen'B support Is excellent. The 
cast included Henry Kolker. who recently 
created the leading role In the Great Name. 

The Times disparages the play as well as 
east. Its criticism in epitome is as follows: 

"In writing a play about the most famous 
bareback rider in history Mr. Louis X. Par- 
ker appears to have overlooked at least one very 
Important fact. In every play there are cer- 
tain incidents which an audience Insists upon 
seeing — scenes a fatre — as the French term 
them, contrasting with those scenes which the 
characters may properly describe In dlalogue. 
If the andience does not see these Incidents 
there Is disappointment. 

"Bat Miss Viola Allen, who appeared last 
night in Mr. Parker's dramatization of the 

Clergymen's Matinee 
At Weber's Theatre 

New York. Nov. 24 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The widespread interest manifested In the 
new comedy drama. The Wife Decides, which Is 
the current attraction at Joe Weber's Theatre, 
Has 'ndnced Manager Donald Wallace to set 
aside a day known as Clergymen's Matinee. 
The date Is Wednesday. November 20. . Invi- 
tations have been sent .to clergymen of all de- 
nominations and creeds. . 

Ever since the piece was brought to this 
city a number of members of the "cloth" have 
been noticed in the audience and their views 
of the drama are Interesting. A majority of 
those who have witnessed the offering have not 
hesitated to endorse the play as one of the 
best of its kind presented in New York In some 
time. The divorce question Is the fundamental 
theme, but the subject has been handled with 
skill and adroitness. 

Mr. McKean the author, in a way points 
out the fallacy of divorce as being the real 
solution of mismated or unhappy marriages. In 
the last act of the play be reconciles the 
estranged couple through the medium of their 
little daughter. The child, precocious for her 
years, shows them the right way. and hus- 
band and wife are speedily reunited. The part 
Is admirably played by Edna May Hamel. a 
talented and pretty youngster. 


From Paris comes the report that Sarah 
Bernhardt is to marry again, this time to 
Loo Telegen. a 28-year-old Flemish actor, who 
has been playing minor parts in her company. 

Interviews with friends of Mme. Bernhardt 
ra this country and with former associates. Te- 
" veal the fact that Mme. Bernhardt showed re- 
markable attachment far the young man while 
touring this country. 

Then from Paris comes another cable to the 
effect that the "Divine" one denies the re- 
port of her engsgemeut to her young protege, 
and recites In detail the hair-breadth escape of 
the reporter who sought to Interview her on the 

Well, the press agent of a Chinese actor 
mad bis principal elope with the -mother of the 
boy emperor of China, so It can be seen that 
press sgents bsve no respect for royalty. Bnt 
they should have for age, and the "Divine" 
one Is past 66. 

A. E. Anson, formerly of the New Theatre 
Co.. is playing the part with Ethel Barrymore 
in The Witness For the Defense that was 
written for George Alexander, of the St. James 
Theatre. London, where the' play ran all last 

A complete list of attractions at 
Now York Theatre* 
page 49. 

Lady - Godiva myth, has for so long been re- 
garded as one of our most seemly actresses 
that Mr. Parker may have felt a handicap at 
the very outset. If, for instance, be had been 
writing The Lady of Coventry as a starring 
vehicle for Gaby — bat, then, why discuss what 
hasn't happened? 

"And so we have The Lidy of Coventry as a 
play on the very antique pattern, crowded with 
bombast and choked with incident, none of 
which is dramatic in any genuine sense. There 
is license, enough for Mr. Parker to make any 

(Continued on page 52.) 


Open in New York, but Fail to Create the Sensation that 
Marked Their Appearance in Other Eastern Cities—" 
Several Plays Not Suited to Their Talents 

New York. Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard i. 
— Quite an interesting engagement In the present 
theatrical season In the metropolis is the ap- 
pearance of The IriBh Players, a splendid or- 
ganization of actors. Their season opened at 
the Maxlne Elliott, Monday night, November 20. 
and presented three plays, namely: Spreading 
the News The Rising of the Moon and Birth 
right. The last-named play In two acts was 
perhaps the most enjoyable, although the play- 
ers created no great sensation in any of tbelr 
first-night productions. Although the Irish 
Players have created a sensation In several 
Eastern cities, It can not be said that they 


In commenting upon the new production. The Three Romeos, which opened In New York two 
weeks ago, the critics on the dally papers spoke very kindly of Miss Caioe's work. Last season 
she appeared In Madam Troubadour, and previous to 1910 appeared In many other plays, the most 
recent of which are The Pr'nce of Tonight, and The Lady from Lobster Squats. 


Nellie McCoy, who Is in The Enchantress at 
the New York Theatre, recently discovered a 
new dance in one of the dance iulls on the 
lower East Side. She Introduced II Inst night 
in The Enchantress, calling It the "dat-foot 
glide." Victor Herbert composed the music 
for this new dance. 

Henry B. Harris announces that by arrange- 
ment with Cohan & Harris and Klaw & Erlanger 
he will present Elsie Ferguson at the Gaiety 
Theatre, beginning on Monday, December 4. In 
Charles XIrdlinger's new comedy. The First La- 
dy In the I. nd. In Miss Ferguson's support are 
Rose Coglan. Frederick Perry. Lowell Sherman. 
Clarence Handyslde and Beatrice Noyes. 

Mme. Alia Nazlmova will first act The Mar- 
ionettes before a New York audience on Tues- 
day, December 5. The cast Includes Frank 
Gllmore, Arthur Lewis. Edward Fielding, Cbas. 
Balsar, Grace Carlyle. Kate Meek and Helen 
Freeman. The play Is a comedy in fonr acta 
by Pierre Wolff, and was originally done at the 
Oomedle Franralee in October, 1911. The Eng- 
lish version was made br Gladys TJnger. 

Charles Frobman received word by cable that 
A. B. W. Mason, the author of Ethel Barry- 
more's new play The Witness for the Defence, 
will sail from Liverpool in- time for Miss Barry - 
more's first performance of Bis play at- the Em- 
pire Theatre on Monday, December 4. Mr. Ma- 
son is principally known as . the author of The 

..-as if 

Four Feathers and The Broken Road, and oth- 
er bonks. 

In the week of December 4 the production of 
Bunty l'ulls the Strings, now running at Wil- 
liam Collier's Comedy Theatre, will be given 
four matinees in one week. In addition to :be 
three regular matinees on Tuesdays, Thurdsdays 
and Saturdays, there will be a special benefit 
performance on Wednesday afternoon Decem- 
ber 6, In aid of the New York Polyclinic Hos- 

Slgnor Gattl-Casazza has been poring over the 
contracts of some of his opera singers in the 
past few days to see if there is not some means 
by which he may prevent them from making 
long and exhaustive concert tours before th-» 
season begins. He has had some experience In 
this brief -eason to convince blnftbat it woull 
be better for the operatic representations at the 
Metropolitan if . — singers came there before 
there had been any excursions through the conn- 
try. So he Intends ir possible to limit their ac- 
tivity In this direction to tours that may be 
undertaken .after the opera season has come to 
an end. ■ 

Hamilton Revelle. Sheridan Block, Austen 
Stuart. Bennett Kllpack and Eugene O'Brien 
have been engaged by Harrison Grey Flake and 
Klaw & Erlanger f«V roles lh Otis Skinner's 
new starring play. Kismet, by Edward Knob- 

(Contlnned on page 58.) 

excited more than negligible Interest In N« 
York. Much of their publicity baa been esinM 
through opposition to their plays by r°llghn> 
societies, but this, of course, could not Ten 
well bappen In New York, hence their oiiscnrlt. 
The consensus of opinion Is the players are ar- 
tistic rather than sensational, and that their 
Visit to New York will be ordinarily successful 


Babsy Eileen O'Dooertj 

ff»'le Kathleen Drati 

Hannah Catbleen NeaMtt 

Jessie .......................... .Una O'Connor 

I mma Elthoe MjG« 

Elder Daniels Arthur Sinclair 

Blanco Pojnet Fred O'Donnvu 

Strapper Kemp J. &r. Kerrigan 

Feemy Evans Sara Allgood 

Sheriff Kemp Sydney J. Morgan 

Foreman of the Jury J. A. O'Ronrtr 

Nestor, a Juryman Brlnsley McNamari 

waggoner Joe M. J. Dola. 

The Woman Malre Ni Shlubhlalth 


Martin Doul Arthur Sinclair 

Mary Don! Sara Allgooo 

Tlmmy Sydney J. Morga D 

Molly Byrne Cathleen Nesbiti 

A Bride Eileen O'Dohertj 

Mat Simon Brlnsley MrNamari 

A Wandering Friar J. a.' O'Roarfct- 

On Thursday night the company presented 
for the first time In New York, two dramaa, oo» 
by George Bernard Shaw, entitled The Showier 
Up of Blanco Posnet. and the other by J. :i 
Synge, entitled The Well of the Saints. 

Mr. Shaw's play la la one act. and Is a storr 
of the American West. This Is about the weak- 
est effort that ever came from the pen of u> 
brilliant Irishman, due, perhaps, to Ike fact 
that the play entirely lacks "local color." in 
aemuch as Mr. Sliaw'a knowledge of the West !■ 
confined to what he has read about that region 
Again, the players presenting the play, not b» 
ing Americans, have not iDe slightest concep- 
tion of how a Western character should t» 

(Contlnned on page 40.) 

Friars Offer 

$1,000 Prize 

New York. Nov. 25 (Special to The Blllboardl 
— The decision of tbe Friars' Club, unofficially 
announced several months ago, to offer a sub 
stantlal prize for a thirty minute playlet for 
use In the annual tour or "frolic" of the or- 
ganization, which la to be held next -May, ba» 
taken definite shspe. and tbe committee Is 
charge of this monster undertaking will an- 
nounce the conditions In a day or two under 
which any playwright, provided he be a Friar, 
may compete for a prize, which has been fixed 
at J1.000. 

It was first thought that better results coolo 
be obtained by opening the contest to every- 
body, but, lnasmnch as tbe Friars' Club hat 
upon Its membership list nearly all the Im- 
portant American playwrights, it has been «- 
elded that the organization can find what It 
wants at home, and thus do away with tor 
necessity of reading hundreds of rvannscrlp'» 
that might prove unavailable or even worthless 

Arrangements are slowly taking ahape for 
the "frolic." which will be held about t'-ir 
latter part of May. when the big stars wlu> 
will take part will have closed their regulir 
season. When It was announced that the Frl 
ars bad in mind a coast-to- cout tour, the 
greatest Interest was displayed, especially In 
the Far West. Letters from managers of the 
s tree in Fresno, San Diego. Reno. Seattle. Port- 
land, Spokane. Vancouver, . and handredi °r 
others along the Pacific slope, piled in. asklnj 
that tbe Friars be good enough io stop and pin; 
these towns on their trip. Owing to the uncer- 
tainty of matters theatrical, the exact ron't 
Is as yet problematical, but this was in w 
looked for. 


New York. Nov. 25 (Special to The BilH'oard). 
— Ernst Hartmann. the noted Anstrlnn actor, 
and stage manager of the Hofhurg Theatre in 
Vienna, recently died at his home near Vienna 
or heart disease. He was 67 years old. H' 
bad been since his first association with tw 
Hnfburg. one of the celebrities of the thesm 
and had done much to make Its Ister fame. 

He was born In Hamburg In 1844. «nd >*«" 
his stage career in Raval. He barnstormed t» 
Baltic 8ea Provinces and finally came to act w 
the larger cities. In 1864 lie had attained tte 
Hofbnrg and had been Identified with the »«■ 
stre ever since. His roles Included not ew 
Benedick In Much Ado About Nothing, but Cy- 
rano de Bergerar and leading roles In the p'«J 
of Ibsen and Hanptmann. He bail also Mfl 
success In the modern French comedies. • 

His wife Helene Schneeberger. whom or 
married In 1868, was a distinguished «<•<";«» 
the Hofburg In her day. She died In 1S98. 

Margaret Illlngton has apparently £° n "S )B J 
starring vehicle In Charles Kenyon'e Kindiiw 
that promises to rival The Thief, 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

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(terns of the Week Partaking of Interest to the Reader Who 
Wants to Know What's Doing on Old Broadway, With 
An Occasional Hint About the People He Knows 

The Winter Garden Co.. with its wealth 
*f diverting, lively entertainment exempllfled 
t f vera Vloietta. the Vlcneae musical offering, 
now "enter* its second week of popular favor. 
OTth an all-star company, of which every 
member Is an established Broadway favorite, 
tils iheatre has reached a decree of popular- 
it* ereater than at any time since Its opeu- 
Z em Deslya. Jose Collins Stella May- 
iew. Kathleen Clifford, Al Jolaon, Frank 
Tlnnev. Harry Pllcer. Melville EMs. Van 
Benselaer Wheeler. Jumps B. Carson. Clarence 
Harvey. Barney Bernard and Billle Taylor 
comnrise a small part of the most Important 
cast gathered In recent Tears In a single 
musical organization. • 

The Shuberts announce that this will be the 
lwt week of the engagement of their great 
musical comedy sncceaa. The Kiss Walts at 
me Casino Theatre. This production has now 
olayed In New York for more than 100 nights, 
and has been received generally as one of 
tie most popular and worthy snccesses of the 

re Buoty Pulls the String*, the Scotch comedy, 
under the management of the Messrs. Shubert 
and Wm. A. Brady at Wo. Collier's Comedy 
Theatre, continues to draw "capacity audi- 
ences" to absolutely every performance. 

Mon-lay evening. November 27. will mark 
the opening of a new production at the Klne- 
macolor Theatre. 40th St., which will be called 
Xature's Wonders, the most beautiful pre- 
sentation in pictures of any sort which has 
ever been made. 

The subjects are of varied interest, includ- 
ing a series entitled. Sunset on the Nile, 
which is without » doubt the most faithful 
and Korgeona pictorlalizatlou of tropical 
grandeur that has ever been produced. 

The Three Bomeoa has caught the popular 
fancy at the Globe Theatre, where it la in 
the third week of what promises to be a very 
successful engagement. The excellence of the 
cast and Its splendid production provided by 
Messrs. Drefua and Fellucr Is largely respon- 
sible for Its vogue, while the music of Ray- 
mond Huhhell Is being whistled all over town. 

The Three Romeo*, the new American musical 
comedy which the Dreyfua-Fellner Company is 
presenting at the Globe Theatre, has proved 
to immediate a popular success that Charles 

Acts New 

to Gotham 

fOUS QUEENS ABB A JOKER, singing and 
Dancing. 12 minutes; two; Fifth Avenue. 
This waa rather an unusual act with which 
to open the show, but nevertheless that was 
the spot that it was assigned to at the Fifth 
ivenne last week. The act was formerly known 
on the "small time" as The Empire Girls. In 
its present shape small time la the answer for 
the turn. There la room for a lot of improve- 
ment In It ever for the houses of that class. 
The opening number baa no place in the turu 
at all. The girls might also be utilized to 
back np the young man In his first rag num- 

Selections: 24 minutes: full (special aet): 
Fifth Avenue. 
Marlon utttefleid presents The Florentlm 
Singers. So Mat.* the program at the Pit 
Avenue Theatre last week. Marion Llttleflel 
» to be congratulated for she has without a 
<K>obt as gnod a singing organisation rendering 
operatic and classical selections a* there Is in 
»anileville. Not only has Mtsa LIttlefleld R 
cnml a flrst-elass singing company, hut »he ha 
Jeen fortunate enough to secure female members 
rw her organisation that are - possessed of an 
abundance of beauty as well as vocal ability, 
the opening number waa tbe singing; of Tran- 
raerel as an ensemble. Tula was followed hy 
another concerted effort, a medley of old Italian 
">'«. Miserere, from II Trovatore. was next 
siren as a dnet by soprano ana leuur with the 
Mlnurc of the company as a chorus. The effect 
f as very pretty and the soprano showed remark- 
li.t "'"'".v. Three, other numbers follower" 
r '".Annie I.aurle by the company as a closing 
number. There was applause enough to warrant 
three hows after this, but the audience was not 
»U, J." 1 " 1 two encore numbers were Insisted 
,1™- "'"ft as a whole is one worthy of the 
feature iwjslt lon on any big time bi ll. 

Vom!* s V°"* Players have been viewing New 
iow with » sort of perturbed cnrloalty. All 
M.rJ r . ttpiwesslons have not been pleaaant. 

•IK"'* V^bloc. for Instance, says: 
In* .? .T k " cltT gone mad. The raov- 
l? m * ,,T ' ,r ' , »' , mcnta drive me nearly frantic. 
■ reel iiorfcctly panic-stricken to think that I 
Atria. r f. 10 r *' m « ,n •« this Jnmplug toyland 
"mag the run of Runty. Train v I tried 
?a^!!7'". , , ^ ' ,, ''. T thoughts on the skyscrap- 
In I > ''"'"hops, but a kitten 'fankled' 
™ wool an(1 oharlot <j r iving at breaikneek 
iw? r ,"~ ro "»d that It never covered al- 

"*» "me before my eyes, so that I gave It 
meat m ,V. 1,on "L ,c<,,,n * rtvslcaily weak and 
"art i '"""•erned. terrlded for rear my fare 
nf „'." romc ■ moving advertisement and that 
nv t.„ ' m * a<l mouth were revolving round 

A ^!'hm i funning down my neck." 

A Sf'ttl ahly sincere impression I* this. 

JeCov" 1 ', *J; a,lt ™ ■.»• arranged to star Nellie 
t£it ,„ ?n*l £.""2t ,n * nPW American comic 
iwa called The Dancing Prince**. 

Dillingham, the manager of the Globe, is an- 
nouncing tbe sale of seats for six weeks in ad 

Tbe following eaat baa been engaged for Cy 
Wliittaker's Place, a dramatization of Joseph 
C. Lincoln's novel of the same title: William 
J. Brady. Wallace Owen, John Marble, George 
Thompson. Will P. Nugent, Henry C. Mlllarde. 
Jane Ferrel, Maud Elburne, Edith Norman and 
Carolyn Lee. A short preliminary tour, be- 
ginning at Waterbury, Conn., on Monday, No- 
vember 27. will precede the appearance of the 
play in New -Tork. 


Program Last Week Contains Old Favorites and Affords an 
Evening's Entertainment Sans a Single Dull Moment. 
Mabel Hite Divides Honors with Other Acts 

New York, Nov. 27 (Special to The Bill 
board). — Although there were no new acts on 
the bill offered at the Colonial last week, their 
program waa of such sterling quality that 
there was not a dull moment from the moment, 
that the first curtain was raised until the Pathe 
weekly closed the show amid the strains of Puc- 
cini's Madame Butterfly. Seldom if ever has 
there been a program that has so universally 
satisfied an audience been offered at the Wil- 
liams bouse. The house was in early and the 
audience was generous In applauding from the 
moment that the De Mont Trio, who opened rue 


Starring In Vaudeville. 


E. H. Sothern has presented to the Dramatic | 
Museum of Coiumbls University several val- I 
uable theatrical souvenirs. In the collection 1 
are David Qarrlck'a walking stick, a pair of ; 
his shoe buckles, once tbe property of EL II. ( 
Sothern's father, and presented to him hy { 
the Rev. Charles Klauart: also Edmund Kean'* 
sword, that he wore as Macbeth: Edwin Forest's 
brooch which tbe actor wore In Ilamlet: Edwin 
Booth's King I.ear nigs: Llston's snuffbox, and 
the elder Sothern's Dundreary whiskers. 

Mr. Sothern has aim presented to this Dram- 
atic Museum si veral of the original scene mod- 
els designed for the production of his Shakes- 
pearian plays. 

The one hundredth performance of The Siren 
at tbe Knickerbocker Theatre will be given on 
Friday evening. December 1. and. In addition to 
the pleasant surprises promised the patrons of 
the performance, the members of the company 
have planned a celebration of their own In j 
honor of Donald Brian. I 

Arrangements are In progress betwen Liebler ; 
* Co., owners of The Garden of Allah, and < 
Gaston Mayer, the French manager, looking to , 
the presentation In Paris of the Century Tbea- ! 
tre spectacle. Mr. Mayer plans to make the .' 
production in the French capital in the autumn • 
of next year and will employ tbe sceulc artists , 
who built the local production. Msdame Slmone, < 
whose European engagements are under the i 
direction of Mr. Mayer, will play the part i 
of Domini Enflldcn. given here by Miss Mary ' 

Marie CablU and her company have begun : 
rehearsals of The Opera Bali, a musical com- * 
edy adapted from the German by Sydney Rosen 1 
fold. The original score by Richard Oouberger , 
will be used. 

The suit brought by Florens Ziegfeld Jr. to 
enjoin Joseph Hart. Clayton White. Percy G. 
Williams. Benjamin F. Keith and the United 
Booking Offices of America from producing in 
vaudeville that part of the Follies of 1911 
known as Everywife was discontinued by order 
or Judge Lacomhe of tbe Vnlted States Circuit 
Court. Counsel for the plaintiff represented to 
the court that the matter had been settled. 

To encourage politeness among the men In 
charge of the box office of his varioues ,theatres. 
Percy Q. Williams Is going to award three 
prises to the most courteous treasurer, assistant 
treasurer and telephone operator. A committee 
of persons unknown to the box office men have 
been assigned to make tours of the eight Wil- 
liams houses between now and Christmas and 
decide Inst who are worthy of the awards. The 
three prizes will be. $100 to tbe most polite 
treasurer. $50 to the most oolite assistant 
treasurer and $25 to the most polite telephone 
operator. ' , 

Douglas Fairbanks sailed for Havana on the 
Ward liner City of Mexico to be gone several 
weeks while the dramatization of The Fortunes 
of tbe Sun is being got ready for him. Elmer 
Booth, another actor, and Carl Pfeiffer. Sh rlff 
of Rock County, Col., went along. Mr. Fair- 
banks said the trio would try to walk from 
Havana ta Matanzas and back in seven days on 
a wager. ' • 

Rex Beach has signed contracts with the 
Authors* Producing Company, whereby that or- 
ganization secures tbe dramatic rights to Mr. 
Beach's latest novel. The Ne'er Do Well. There 
has been vigorous competlton among produc- 
ing managers ever since the novel was placed 
on the market to gals the rights. The play 
will be ready for production early next season. 

show, took the stage. The - turn earned sav- 
ers! bows. 

Following Lee White and George Perry man- 
aged to plant a deserved success with the au- 
dience. Miss White has an inimitable manner 
in rendering her songs and is so f nil of person- 
ality and magnetism that she wins her audi- 
ence from tbe moment that sne appears. .Al- 
though so early on tbe bill the duo were a ver- 
itable riot, Lind. th e female Impersonator,, who 
has but lately returned from abroad, waa as- 
signed to the third position and while he did 
not receive any extraordinary applause during 
the act the ••wist off" at the clow made. It 
necessary for him to respond to the applause 
with a speech. . 

Laddie Cliff, the little English dancing com- 
edian on next to closing the intermission, sang 
three songs, danced a lot. told a few little 
stories regarding rather and at the end of his 
turn received enongh applause to "clean up" any 
vaudeville bill of ordinary calibre. As it was 
he was but one removed from top honors. He 
is a splendid artist and folly deserving ail suc- 
cess. Miss Valerie Bergere anil her Company 
cicsed the intermission by appearing in the 
sketch. Judgment. The playlet holds the in- 
terest to the last but the climax Is lacking. 

Opening the second .part. Barnes and Craw- 
ford, in Tbe Fakir. Immediately placed the au- 
dience in good humor. The male member of the 
team with his rapid-fire comedy, ready wit, 
a little of Jim Morton's style and an ability to 
ad lib. earned no end of laughs. Mahle Hite. 
who followed, easily cleaned up. The little 
singln- comedienne has Improved wonderfully 
since the days of Tbe Merry-Go-Rouud and had 
the audience with her all the way. She looked 
most charming In the costume that she wore for 
her opening number. This made her burlesque 
attire later on In tbe act all tbe more effective. 

Next to closing, Jones and Deeley, In The 
Hotel St. Reckless, earned several recalls with 
the song for the closing In one. Joe Hart* a 
Bathing Girls were tbe rounding off feature to 
the bill. Tbe light effects were applauded, but 
the prima donna could be improved upon. 

Grace Carlyle has been engaged for one of 
the principal parts In Tbe Marionettes, support- 
ing Mme. Nazimora. Miss Carlyle has been in 
the company of such stars as Henrietta Crosmaja 
and Margaret- lUington. She was one of the 
original cast in Maggie. Pepper. 

Fifth Avenue 

Bill Ordinary 

New York, Nov. 27 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The show at the Fifth Avenue waa rather 
peculiarly arranged last week. Ont of a pos- 
sible eight, five acts scored clean hits. The 
arrangement of the program was the cause of a 
rather slow opening to tbe show. But after 
the proceedings were once under way the bill 
rounded out beautifully and proved a delightful 

Four Queens and a Joker (New Acta) held 
the OTening spot with little effect. The "No. 
2" offering gave tbe show a real start. Work 
and Ower were the act. These two comedy 
acrobats have an act that Is second to none In 
its class and the boys while only doing alx 
minutes' work, so constantly and swiftly that 
they are fairly exhausted at the finish. The 
aet was a laugh throughout. 

Tbe next turn let the show down again. Mr. 
Harry Linton and Anita Laurence offered The 
Piano Store. Tbe art Is a quiet one and 
seemed particularly slow following the slap bang 
offering that preceded It. 

Raymond and Caverly followed in tbe fourth 
spot and although tbelr tnrn la old and familiar 
to most everyone, they managed to score a 
laughing hit. But the art was not a shining 
sneovs* because °f tbe fast company that fol- 
lowed it. The talk that the duo offer smacks of 
a tuonolog that a certain German comedian of- 
fered some three or fonr years ago. 

The show, however, was started with The 
Florentine Singers (New Acts), an offering tPat 
will bold Its place In the big time ranks for 
some time to come. When the applause for thl* 
offering subsided Marlyn Arhuckle and his lit- 
tle company appeared In The Welcber. and 
scored the applause hit of the p-rformaice. 

Next to closing Walter C. Kelly. Tbe Vlr 
ginla Judge, held forth, prefacing bis regular 
tnrn bv a number or short stories anent his 
recent travel tour. Kelly kept the audience 
laughing until tbe last mhmte and be left' them 
when they were wanting more. 

The Isbkawa Brothers held the closing 
spot and placed a solid hit over tbe footlights, 
holding the audience until the very last, with 
frequent applause Interruptions. The Pathe 
Weekly was tbe closing feature. 


New York. Nov. 27 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Arthur Bucl-.ncr Is In the limelight again, 
this time ss the promoter of a vaudeville 
school. The trick bicyclist, who In tnrn has 
been booking agent, vaudeville circuit man- 
ager, Sunday Concert promoter and everything 
that Is In vaudeville, baa evidently acquired 
a new backer and Is going after tbe school pro- 
position on no mean scale. lie will teach all 
branches of vandevllle entertaining from hard- 
shoe dancing to acrobatics and hag a corps of 
competent Instructors under bis supervision. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, i 9l1 



In Which Stage Hands and Moving Picture Operators Join 
Inaugurated in William Fox's Theatres in New York City. 
Possibility of the White Rats Taking Action 

Hew York, Not. 27 (Special to The Bill- 1 
board). — The musicians and stage bands In all ' 
She theatres eoedncted by William Pox In New 
York City went on a strike last night, the 
ssorlnr picture operators Joining In sympathy. 
There is a possibility that the White Bats- 


Al. Zimmerman, who appeared with Knox 
Wilson at B. F. Keith's Theatre. Cincinnati, 
week- of November 19. became suddenly 111 on 
sTovember 24, and upon "advice of physicians, 
was sent to nts name in Chicago. It Is said 
that Mr. Zimmerman had contracted gangrene 
from the nee of a toothpick, with which he 
■orated one of bis Earns earlier In the week, 
doctor expressed tbe opinion that Mr. Ztm- 
n's malady would prove fatal in a few 


Hew York. Nor. 25 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — The widely , read story, Tbe Getaway, 
which originally appeared in Snort Stories Ma- 
. aaalne. has been secured by Edgar Selden 
through arrangement with Doubled ay. Page & 
Co., and will be presented in vaudeville under 
the management of Mr. Alt. T. Wilton on 

The story" Is ene of the most gripping that 
has been made known In recent action and for 
Its Interpretation Mr. Selden has secured Miss 
Sara Blall, woo created an exceedingly strong 
impression when she appeared In the original 
east of Baby Mine during Its New York run, 
and Sir. Robert E. Lee Hill with numerous 
Important productions to bis credit, for the 
Uu^Ong male role. The remainder of the cast 
will . be announced later. The rehearsals will 
be conducted by Edgar Selden under the per- 
sonal supervision of the author, Mr. Will A. 

New Columbus 

Theatre Opens 

Columbus, o., Nov. 21 (Special to The Bill- 
' beard).— Standing In the lobby amid a veritable 
bower of roses, James and Murphy, flanked by 
Sullivan and Considine's personal representa- 
tives, wltnesed the opening of then- fireproof 
theatre, the Broadway, Monday night November 

Contrary to the customary first night delays 
and waits, the curtain went up promptly at 
7:80. Owing to the unavoidable absence of May- 
er-elect Karb, the welcoming address was made 
by J. Y. Bassell. The speech was well timed, 
and the regular bill immediately followed. Tbe 
bouse was completely filled, and every act was 
applauded generously. 

The first performers to appear on the stage 
were the Altns Brothers. They were followed 
by Coy De Trickey, Mae Devlin and Company. 
The Stantons. and Joseph Maxwell's Dancing 
■Iris. As stated before In these columns the 
Broadway seats 1.200. Three performances will 
be given dally, as in all S. & C. bouses. 

Tbe success of the bouse is practically as- 
sured. The managers are wonderfully popular. 
One of tbe most prominent business concerns In 
the city reserved a page in tbe theatre pro- 
gram and nse It to pay them the following 
tribute: "Congratulations to James and Mur- 
phy. If all the world was made up of gentle- 
men* like these, this earth would be void of all 
' a r gum ents and trouble, and would be one long 
dreams of fairy happiness." 

The house staff follows: Billy James, man- 
ager; Sam Murphy, secretary and treasurer; 
Verne Ramsey, assistant treasurer; Willis 
Brown, advertising agent: W. O. Seheible. head 
usher: Wm. Coughtln. stage carpenter; AI Trott. 
property man: Earl Lingo, electrician; Edward 
Gould, musical director. 

Mr. Ferd Lincoln and J. J. Nash represented 
Sullivan and Considlne at the opening. Mr. 
Lincoln was delighted with the bouse and pre- 
dicted a most successful season. 


The Windsor Hotel of Chatham. N. I., will 
be remodeled Into an up-to-date theatre. The 
playhouse will occupy tbe first floor of tbe ho- 
tel and will take in all of the floor space In- 
cluding tbe present dining room, office and par- 
lors. The dimensions of the floor space will 
be 40x80 feet, and have a seating capacity of 
about 800. The stage, which will he 22x40 feet, 
will be fitted with the best steel scenery and 
asbestos curtain, fronted with an orchestra 
pit with all modern furnishings. One of the 
attractive features of the building to the 
shows la tbe fact that they play and stav over 
night In tbe same bonse. Frederick Mcflraw, 
treasurer of tbe COnway Co. of Boston. Mass., 
completed arrangements for the work November 
18. The contract calls for the completion 
about January 1. it which time the first play 
wilt be presented. 

Henry 7. Slnken. Tbe Original Bub*, la at 
' with the Halls- Stock Company, at the 
n Theatre. Brooklyn, H. Y. 

Actors' Union may take action ana forbid their 
members playing the Fox Circle until the 
trouble Is settled. 

The musicians were tbe first to strike. They 
claim that they are entitled to extra pay for 
extra work on amateur nights. Their grievance 
wag laid before Mr. Fox and a conference asked 
for. This was refused, and the strike resulted. 
The musicians walked oat during the night 
performances In the various Fox houses, and the 
stage hands and moving picture machine oper- 
ators joined. 

The Actors' Union waa officially Informed of 
the strike to-day and action may be taken at 
their meeting to-morrow night. 


Gertrude Hoffman, while Dressing for a Performance, Narrow 
ly Escapes Incineration when Costume Takes Fire — Quick 
Work of Assistants Saves Life of Famous Dancer 

Topeka. Kan.. Nov. 23 (Special to The Bill- 
board) .-—Gertrude Hoffman, the famous dancer, 
narrowly escaped burning to death In ber dress- 
ing-room at the Grand, where she was the chief 
attraction of the Russian Ballet. While Miss 
Hoffman was being dressed before the second 
act her gown caught lire, but the flame* were 
put out by her maid and Mr. Koslotf, stage di- 
rector, before the dancer was seriously burned. 
She was able to finish her work without a break. 
No one in the audience suspected anything un- 
usual bad happened as ber dancing was np to Its 
standard all the way through. However. Miss 
Hoffman was nearly prostrated after the show. 


Appearing In vaudeville on the Loew Circuit, under the personal direction of Meyer Epstein. 



Imaginary bin framed op by New York cor- 
respondent, including acta appearing at several 
of the vaudeville bouses In the metropolis eacb 
week. Tbe program Is arranged from acts that 
won the greatest approval from the audiences, 
and are arranged in the bill given herewith 
not with the thought or their Importance being 
Indicated by the position assigned to them, but 
so that the greatest playing possibilities may 
be obtained from the material at. hand. 

A— Bobert DeMout Trio. Comedy Acrobats. 

Colonial; full stage. 
B — Lee White and George White, Character 
Colonial; In one. 
C— The Florentine Singers, Operatic Selections. 

Fifth Avenue: full stsge. 
D— Laddie Cliff. English Singing and Dancing 
Colonial: in one. 
E — Mclntyre and Heath. Waiting at the Church, 
Comedy Sketch. 
Hammersteln's; - full stsge. 

(Continued en page E4.) 


New York, Nor. 21 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The bins for the current week at the local 
vaudeville houses are as follows: 

Alhamhre— Nora Bayes and Jack Horwerth, 

Bond and Benton. Covington and Wilbur. Con- 
roy and Lemalre. Six AbdaUabe. Leon Bogee, 
Sharp and WUkes and The Leaeus. 

Bronx— William Buck and Maud* Fulton, Harry 
Fox and Mlllerahlp Sisters, Lolo. Harry Beres- 
ford and Will Dillon. Courtney Sisters. Victoria 
Four. The Kratons. Howard's Animals. 

Busbwlck Princess Bajab, Laddie Cliff. 

McMahon and Chappelle, Hibbert and Warren, 
Sutcllffe Troupe. Will Boxers. Amoros Slaters 
and Savoy Trio. 

Colonial — Lillian Shaw, Joe Howard and Mabel 
McCane, Walter C. Kelly, Willard Slmms and 
Co.. Wynn and Russon. Kaufman Sisters. Welch. 
Mealy and Montrose. Linton and Laurence, and 
Van Hoven. 

Fifth Avenue — Bessie Wynn, Joe Jackson, 
The Police Inspector, Dlnkelsplel's Christmas, 
Thurber and Madison, Temple Quartet, Mee- 
ban's Dogs, and Corcoran and Dixon. 

(Continued on page 64.) 


New York. Nov. 24 (Special to The Bill 
board).— A corking vaudeville bill surrounded 
the blc feature basebsll act which headlined 
the program at the Victoria thla week. Al- 
though WUIle HammerKteln snppltes the G"tb- 
amltes with the only form of dime museum en- 
tertainment that the big city now boasts of. 
be Is to be congratulated upon having sbown 
the big town an act, which combined with all 

(Continued on page 54.) 

Two of her gowns were ruined; the one a 
wore caugbt fire and the other waa used 
smother the flames. 

The cause of the fire Is unknown, altbtmrk 
la thought that while dressing Miss Hoffnui 
gown came In contact with a lighted caiidlT 
the dresser. Before either the woman or I 
maid knew it the dancer'a dress was on lb 
The maid beat at the flames and it basin 
that Kosloff was passing the dressing ton 
He beard tbe cries of the women and rnsheP 
the rescue and seizing a garment lying on 
chair he helped the maid to choke the dames. 


New York, Nov. 27 (Special to The Blllboirt 
---Joe Pile baa been appointed treasurer of j 
Fifth Avenue Theatre, taking np his doti 
In the box-office there on last Monday. V 
Pyle was with William Murrls line.) for 
time, and more lately with the Sbuberts. 


New York, Nov. 27 (Special to The Billboard 
—Contracts were signed and a route laid o 
for Bobert D. Haines and Company In the 0 
pbeum Circuit offices lsst week. Mr. Htli 
will open bis tour In 8t. Louis at tbe Coluinb 
Theatre on December 4, presenting Qeoq 
Broadhnrst'a sketch. The Coward. 1 


New York, Nov. 28 (Special to The Bt 
board). — John Wallla Dunne, sctor and a 
time Joint producing manager with Otis Bi 
Ian and Jake Wells, went Into voluntary bu 
ruptcy yesterday. His liabilities amount 
12.505.61. unsecured. 

Mr. Dunne, together with Otis Harlan s 
Jake Wells, controlled a circuit of Virgil 
theatres under the firm name of Wells, Dm 
& Harlan. 

Jim Rutherford 

In Vaudevill 

Jim H. Rutherford, the well-known clow 
and his wife. Lottie Monroe, opened on the 1 
V. M. A. Time at tbe Bljon Theatre. Bay Clt 
In Rutherford's newest effort and perhaps I 
biggest success. It Is a rapid-fire comp 
sketch, called the Extra Added Attraction, 
picture show episode, and affords every oppo 
tunlty to display the versatility of this clef 
comedian and bis artistic wife, who has den 
oped Into an extraordinary aaxopbone sololi 
They were Immediately booked over the Ais 
elation Time. 


New York. Nov. 27 (Special to Tbe Billboard 
—It Is rumored that Miaa Eva Tangnay, wk 
has but lately returned to vaudeville after 
brief starring tour In the Werba-Luescher Coi 
pony's production of Little Miss Flxlt bsa sip 
contracts for a tonr of the Percy O. Willi" 
theatres In New York. It Is also stated., ho 
ever, that before Miss Tanguay signed t 
contracts for tbe Williams Time she stliiiilt 
that abe would not play tbe Colonial Tbeal 
and signed only after that house was strict 
from the route sheet. Tbe cause for tbe «u 
lug ouiedlsn demanding that she be permit! 
to pass ip tbat house Is evidently bvcauw 
the fact that she was hissed while playing tl» 
earlier In the year. 


HANLON AND HANLON. hand balancers: Hj 
oiersteiu's: seven minutes: two; »pc= 
curtain. . ... _ n, 

But for a bit of unnecessary stalling » 
Ion and Hanlon have a balancing act m 
would make good In an early s>iot on lira; 
any bill. The boys are possessed of atB» 
figures and run through tbe majority or w 
tricks In a speedy manner. The general " 
tine of the act run« along smoothly ullnj 
exoeutlon of the stalling at times, and 
very clever tricks are shown. 
McINTYBE AND HEATH, Waiting atl 
Church; Hammersteia'a; 22 minutes, ran 

special. v-«m 

In Waiting at the Church, by Henry V*n> 
theae two blackface comedians hove a 1J«S» 
Bklt that will serve them long and well. • 
offering was shown for the flrst time last " 
at the Victoria and Judging' from tn'P'i 
In which It was received It will vie w» B "° 
ether laughing successes In the pa*t. A» u , 
they are assisted by Otto T. Johnstone, i" ' 
piece, however. Johnstone has no lines, toe « 
dialogue falling to tbe two principals. 
of the piece. If one may call It such dcjis » 
the efforts of Venus Love (Jim J* i i 
lead Rnfns Ambrose Lee to the baiter. ' 
your pardon, we meant altar. Tom 
the negro parson in whose parsonage tm 
Is done." There are masy brlkht lines'" 
piece, and the business of the brlde-to-» 
threatening ber Intended with a "****", ,,, 
tremely funny. All In all W is a capital W 
lug offering. 


The Billboard 




Leads to Co-operation Between W. R.-A. U. and Vaudeville 
Agent in Whipping Individual Vaudeville Performers Into 
Line— Value Shown of Medium without Axes to Grind 

CMcago. HI.. Nov. 24, 1911 (Special to The 
AiiitMrt).— TUrf the sincere and undlscrlmlna- 
SeSltlclsm of vaudeville acta which appear In 
Sf Billboard are of real value to agents was 
rottrM out with decided force this week when 
S o. Doyle and officials of the White Hats 
Hnierica clashed over a controversy between 
iatbooHng agent ana the Montgomery Musical 

*J3ae act appeared at the Clark Theatre. Chl- 
.m w«k o7 the 6th. and appeared In the re- 
JSr of that bUl In The Billboard, lasoe ot the 
Sth, The act was seen by Mr. Doyle some time. 
ST and was given contracts for some of his 
dire important time, following the engagement 

'in^fte'meantime. The Billboard had reached 
lr Doyle, and In reading the criticism, he soon 
oond that the act was not the ssme as It had 
»ea at the time he had bought It. He com- 
ouaicated with the vaudeville representative of 
Che Billboard, who verified the criticism and 
eoort. The act waa booked to open at the Park- 
rur Theatre the following Monday morning, 
lowever, after reading the report on the act. 
Si Doyle decided It was not desirable for that 
loose, as the act had been changed considerably. 
h> Doyle at once wired to the act and notified 
lem that they had been "ahlfted" from the 
'irkway to the Virginia Theatre, and to report 
it mat bouse on Monday for rehearsal. This 
it act did, but tbey told the house manager 
Mt they were not going to work, and they did 
lot Later In the week they called at the Park- 
ray Theatre and demanded their photos of Msn- 
ifer Lewis, telling blm that they were going to 
•lay off for a couple of weeks, and that Frank 
)oyle was going to pay their salary." 
The matter was taken np with the local officials 
if the White Bats, who called upon Mr. Doyle 
mi demanded an explanation. Mr. Doyle "ex- 
ilalned" that the act was not the same as when 
k had bought it for his bouses. The duo was 
losely questioned, snd finally admitted that they 
ltd sold certain instruments which they had 
isefl In the former act, and that this fsct had 
lecessltated the present change in the act. The 
ifficlals of the Bats seemed to see the justice ot 
Jr. Doyle's attitude, and the matter was dls 

New Western 

Wheel Theatre 

Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 23 (Special to The 
iUlboard). — Manager Archie Miller of the Dewey 
rheatre (Western Wheel) here, bus made a 
lennlte announcement tbat the WUtig Bealty 
fcmpany, owners of various theatrical proper- 
lea In this city, among? which are Included the 
lewey Theatre, and other holdings, will bnll>' 
> tew burlesque theatre In the central district 
it a cost of about $500,000, which will take 
tie place of the present Dewey Theatre, located 
n Washington and Second Avenues, North. 


San Francisco. Nov. 23 (Special to The Bill- 
board).— The Bregers, after a vacation ot about 
root months, are back In the old business and 
ire now working the local theatres in and 
■round Frisco. Mr. Bregers will be remem- 
bered as a member of the well-known August 
Mmm Company. They are now awaiting a 
uiance to go to Honolulu. 

This Is the last week of the Alcazar Theatre 
» Its Sutter Street home. The new Alcazar 
m O'Farrell near Mason will be ready for 
Kenpancy about the middle of December and 
"ill be devoted to high-class stock and drara- 
"ttc attractions. Bertram Lytell and Evelyn 
ranrnn will head the company, which will In- 
titule aeveral new people of Eastern reputation. 

The Republic Theatre will open la San Fran- 
Jmo, December 24, with vaudeville and moving 
it "iS 8 " 11 W|H be the principal house of 
m j Western States Vaudeville Association and 
Si' 1 ca ' cr . t0 to* family patrons of the West 
Eh!" ."J" near 1116 Alcaiar. devoted to dram- 
itic stock productions. 

n.f^ 0, l n n % ? ul °tt. a young San Francisco so- 
prano has Joined the lambardl Company and 
, nr<la3 L sue "»»«• ■««■ debut as Kate 

"nkertoD, the American Girl In Madame But- 

J. 1 . , . he °° n Theatre. 
1*2? , MlMl °n Promotion Association has de- 
fcWm r. "commend to the directors of the 
lajama-Paclflc Exposition that the civic center 
SroW£ po8ltlon .. *5J ew »? °e located on the 
ffi iii ""r* 1 ^ v "» "ess Avenue, from the 
K,fi de . "t^." 1 "*' Including the land from 

' !TS«oS , ffi!S? h Btreet * and extend,n « b " k 

BIne?™ M ° k ana J r0WB - tBe English character 
aalU 'J? ha . ml Vfl recently from Ans- 

PBmrin^ ' m i n t dl « te, T engaged after a trial 
PWformance and have made a phenomenal euc- 
i t Z. p '^ ,n 5 the different vaudeville theatres 
Hate, \7 J?"» " ,re,rtT been offered return 
Stoiw A? 1*5? Boystering Cavaliers and the 
ffLiS"'"?'.^' offer two novelty 
I n 'ff '? new ,n tB, » eonntry. 
ooaiedT ^™ ««"nl«ed a new musical 

T" T wit. Charles Ore aa principal 
*Chln„ ,V. JE np »' opened at the Gayety In Scenes 

Jetton"?^ eEf w » nearinr com- 

W - ".ntS fn 2 n , aM WDOrt » •xpectsd t. open 
•lanMry. All are guessing aa to whs will 

(OenMauel aa 


missed. The fsct tbat the officials of tbe White 
Bats conceded Mr. Doyle's point, indicates their 
disposition to co-operate with managers and 
agents In keeping Individual performers in line. 


New York, Nov. 27 (Special to Tbe Billboard). 
— Martini sud Maximilian, a comedy acrobatic 
act, has been engaged to strengthen tbe Halliday 
& Curley Painting tbe Town Show for Its en- 
gagements at Baltimore. Boston and New York. 
Charles B. Arnold ot the Jack Singer Co., Inc., 
la authority for this statement. 


Burlesque News of Managers, Agents and Performers on Both 
Circuits, Gathered from Here and There and Everywhere, 
Especially for Publication in The Billboard 


It is surprising to note the remarkable va- 
riety of able men who are at the bead ot both 
theatres and road attractions of both of the 
great burlesque wheels and although one 
of times meets with an exception. It Is true 
that there are many of the boose and road 
managers on both wheels who have had a world 
of experience in the great theatrical profession 
and who have entered Its mystic portals by the 
gateway of the lowest employe and who have, 
by sheer ability and hard work, gradually as- 
cended the steep and rocky ladder to success 
and prosperity. This applies to both circuits 
and gome day I hope to be able to give a de- 
tailed description of a number of worthy ex- 
amples. In my experience, which has taken 


Miss Sydell, a popular burlesque star, owns her own show. The London Belles, now touring the 

Eastern Wheel. 


Margaret Holland. Helen Norrla ami Rita 
Downing, closed with the Folles Bergere Co. at 
tbe Monumental, Baltimore, on Saturday last. 


Bay Montgomery and tbe Healy Sisters will 
close with Messrs. Conlhan and Shannon's Folles 
Bergere Co. at the Empire. Philadelphia, this 
coming Saturday. 


Lou Hurtig Is managing the firm's Taxi Girls, 
and reports big business sll along the line. 
Lou <s as affable and as talkative as ever and 
Is never tired of staging the praises ot the 
great firm of Hurtig & Seaman. They de- 
serve sll the good things be says about them 

▼ ■ 

One of tbe most luxuriant and peaceful oases 
along tbe. sometimes, dreary way of the Col- 
umbia circuits march around the country la the 
Gayety, Baltimore, which la one of the really 
prosperous theatres of the big wheel. I refer 
to it as an oasis because It reminds one ot such 
and la. to the homesick manager, as much a 
haven of rest and recuperation as la tbe fertile 
and shaded spot to the desert wanderer. It la 
a real liberty hall, and is one of the only thea- 
tres on the entire circuit where there Is real 
accommodation for that "bugaboo." the trav- 
eling agent and manager. Here the traveling 
representative ot tbe various shows Is met with 
the welcome of sincerity and good fellowship and 

his stay at tbe Baltimore Gayety is made as 
pleasant as the front door boys can make it: 
There Is. an office where there is room for the 
weekly guests to actually sit down to a tabli 
and write a letter— and better still there are 
two typewriters at tbe disposal of those who 
wish to write letters or new press matter. There 
is always, stationery, pens. Ink, mucilage and 
other office accessories and always a pleasant 
smile and a cheery good-day from tbe genial 
fellows who handle the pasteboards at tbe gul- 

The above goes, not only for the treasurer 
and his assistant, but for tbe manager of tbe 
house, William It. Ballanf, who Is a showman 
and a gentleman every Inch. His experience 
In the theatrical business dates back quite a 
number of years when he started at the very 
foot of the ladder as an usher at the Holllday 
Street Theatre, Baltimore, where his late father 
was for fifty-six years an employee, thirty years 
of which he officiated as stage manager. Will 
L. Ballauf. steadily worked his way to the top 
ot the ladder and drifted into the burlesque 
end of the show business as treasurer of Ker- 
nan's tyeeum Theatre, Washington, in 1892. 
afterwards becoming business manager for the 
famous Fred Irwin in 1896. with whom he re- 
mained for ten straight seasons. In his present 
capacity he la aa much a success as he has 
been at every position be baa ever tackled and 
la, today, at the bead' of one of the best 
handled theatres In the •ountry. ' „ 1 

me completely around both wheela, I have seat 
with a number of men who have histories sale! 
are well worth publication and who hare at 
. their finger ends a most comprehensive knowl- 
. edge of tbe business to which tbey have derated 
then: entire lives. The burlesque manager is 
. too often belittled and regarded as a spedaa) 
of outsider in the business, while a glance at 
tbe career of many of these men will prove 
them not only worthy of their positions In tbe 
theatrical game, but worthy of the ataaaat 
respect and worthy of consideration on an nanal 
footing with ■ their confreres In the world of 
higher priced theatres and attractions. It In sky 
Intention ot shortly devoting considerable space 
to this subject and The Billboard has decided 
to publish weekly photographs and a brief 
biographical sketch ot road and house man- 
agers from both the Columbia Amusement Oa,'s 
(Eastern Wheel) Burlesque Circuit as well aa 
of tbe Empire Amusement Co.'s (Western 
Wheel) Circuit. These will embrace a man- 
ager from each circuit each week, representbag 
a house manager of one wheel one week 
a road manager of the opposite wheel the 
ceeding week, alternating so that each 
will be equally represented. 

There are managers on both wheels 
pictures have never been seen in a theatrical 
newspaper, and Tbe Billboard will be that 
first paper which has ever attempted the tank 
of collecting a series of authentic - photographs 
and thus offering an Innovation which 
prove as Interesting as it Is original. 


Earmett Weedon, the well known agent, 
misfortune, through a railroad accident, 
prevented him from accepting a road position 
this season, has accepted tbe position of assist- 
ant treasurer to William Smytbe. at the Pitta- 
burgh Gayety, Hyde & Behmann'a (Eastern 
Wheel) theatre. In tbe Smoky City. This Is an 
excellent chance for Emmett and our beat- 
wishes are with bun as well as with our dear 
friend Henry Kurtxman. and bis lieutenant. 
Will Smythe. through whom the offer was gives 
to our Incapacitated friend. 

(Continued on page 64.) 

Halliday & Curley 


Schenectady, N. Y., Nov. 22 (Special to The 
Billboard). — The members and managers of tbe 
Halliday & Curley's Painting the Town were 
entertained at a grand banquet which was ten- 
dered by Bud K. Hynlcka to celebrate tbe 
marriage of Peter Curley. the well-known 
Irish comedian with tbe show, to Betty Dav- 
ison, a principal with tbe company. The couple 
was married last week at Rochester and a 
number of handsome presents were tendered 
them by their fellow troupers. Among those 
who were present at the wedding feast were: 
Jack Singer. Charles B. Arnold. Budolph Hy- 
nlcka, Ackerman J. Gill, manager of the Mo- 
hawk. Schenectady; Dudley P. Shear, advertising 
agent, Mohawk; Arthur Bersenberger; Ralph 
Rockway, William Halliday, John H. Pries, 
Joe Curley. Jack Ryan, Clara Raymond, Mar- 
garet King, Meta Pelnze. Marie Geraldine, Mar- 
garet Howard. Ethel Hall, Es telle Hart and the 
members of the chorus with the show. 


New York. Nov. 27 (Special to The Billboard). ' 
— Frank Logan, manager of the Columbia Bsx- 
lesquers, the Jacobs and Jermon Company, that " 
was the attraction at the Columbia here last 
week, was reported missing on Thursday of 
last week. Dp to the latter end ot the week 
no trace of him was discovered. * 

Logan was stopping at the Times Square Ho- 
tel on West 43d Street. It was said there that 
be had paid his bill on Thursday morning and 
that he left Immediately after: At the Thea- 
tre he was not seen after the performance there 
on Wednesday evening. 

Inquiry at tbe offices of Jacobs and Jermon 
in the Columbia Theatre Building, brought te 
light the fact that' none connected with that 
office knew of the whereabouts of the missing 
manager. They also stated that they did net 
know as to the condition of the affairs of the 
company, but felt assured tbat the nnaaees 
of the organization were in regular order, a*--; 
though no Investigation of accounts had been 


Fall Blver. Mass., Nov. 26 (Special to Tbe 
Billboard). — The Rose Sydell Snow filled la the 
open week on tbe Eastern Burlesque Wheel by 
playing Bridgeport and Pall Elver far tares 
days each, meeting with fair success at Bridge- 
port and a rather satisfactory week at tbe 
Academy of Music here. Jack Singer's Palntnag 
the Town Show was announced as the attraetieB 
for the last half of Thanksgiving Week bat 
for some reason or other this engagement baa 
been cancelled. Sydney Wire, general press ree- 
reeentattve for Jack Singer (Inc.), was la town 
Sunday, but left directly for Boston, where 
be is billing the show far the r 

Sle Hassan Ben All signed a cos tract wit'- 
Harry Blckards ot Melbourne, Australia, wbans- 
by tbe Bent Kong Zong Troupe et acxebata, new 
at the Hippodrome, will be aaeniear of atataeav 
weeks' time In Australia next year. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1 911 . 



Henry Miller Presents a Compact and Powerful Play by 
Local Author — Small Cast Makes Up in Dramatic 
Ability Its Lack Numerically 

Play by H. S. Sheldon. Presented by Henry 
Miller and bis company In the Illinois Theatre, 
Chicago. Nor. 19. 1911. 


Richard Craig Henry Miller 

Paul Hessert Francis Byrne 

Denton Daniel Pennell 

Kate Laura Hope Crews 

Chicago. 111.. Not. 20. (Special to The Bill- 
board). — The Havoc, a three-act play by H. S. 
Sheldon, was presented for the first time Id 
Chicago by Henry Miller and his company at 
the Illinois Theatre last night. 

Chicago always look* forward to Mr. Miner 
far some good acting and excellent plays, and 
was not disappointed, for what tbe little com- 
pany praying Tbe Havoc lacks numerically it 
-more than makes up In ability, and the play 
Itself Is a very interesting and powerful one. 

Mr. Sheldon's play at first seems a repetition 
of the usual "wronged husband." bnt mar- 
velous to relate, the worm turns, holds the 
upper hand and dictates tbe policy of the house- 
hold for the balance of tbe play. 

The story in brief Is of a young husband, 
Richard Craig, so engrossed In business as to 
lose the love of his wife, whom be finds In s 
compromising position with their boarder, Paul 
Hessert. Bnt there Is no tragedy or shooting. 
Tbe hnsbsnd forces bis wife to divorce him and 
to marry her lover, compelling the proviso that 
he, Craig, remain In tbe bouse as a boarder. 
It is in this position he reverses matters, and 
this time be Is tbe lover. Craig's revenge Is 
complete when Hessert turns ont to be a thief, 
and Craig takes tbe wife in his office to al- 
low her to earn tbe money to pay back that 
which Hessert stole. 

Tbe critics nsed numerous superlatives In 
praising both tbe play and tbe company, hardly 
a dissenting line creeping Into the reviews. The 
following are their views in part. 

J. O'D. . Bennett. In tbe Record-Herald: 

"Its pungent dialogue, the extraordinary 
tension of Its simple climaxes. Its keen char- 
acterization, and Its sound moral purpose com- 
bine to make The Havoc one of the most re- 
freshing plays of the time. It dispels the moral 
vapors that cloud tbe vision of many people 

Premiere of The 
Right Princess 

Play by Clara Louise Bnrnbam from her 
book: of tbe same title. Presented In the 
Zlegfeld Theatre. Chicago, November 20, 1911. 

Miss Eleanor Hereford Julia Hanchette 

Dudley Manraret Calvert 

Miranda Graves Uarda Harris 

Billy .........••••.««•••...... ..James Dnrkin 

Saunders Reginald Carrlngton 

Frances Rogers ..Helen Holmes 

Guy Hereford ..Eugene Moore 

Chicago. Nov. 21 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The Right Princess, a play by Clara Louise 
Burnham. based on her novel of the same 
name, was produced, last night at the Zleg- 
feld Theatre. 

Tbe premiere performance of the play was 
a success, at least from the standpoint of tbe 
audience, who accorded It a is srty recep- 
tion. The' Right Princess Is tc a certain 
extent and illustration of tbe tenets of 
Christian Science. The effeet of tbe play 
upoaT tbe Titles was wonderful. Several went 
an IV j~i.-sies. while others could not see 
(t at aft and even went so far as to say that 
It could not be cal'ed a play. The capability 
ot tbe cast was admitted by an. 


Chl-iTo. Nov. 22 (Special to The Bllloard). — 
Two •viators were ininred by fails yester- 
day »t Chicago flyinB fields- Raid Bel ton. an 
Englishman, who commanded the army which 
deposed Sultan Abdul Aziz of Morocco, got 
Into an air pocket and plnnged 400 feet to 
th*r earth at the Pullman grounds. He was 
severely hurt and was taken to tbe Pullman 
Hospital. It was reported tbat be had con- 
cussion of tbe brain and might die. 

K. O. Weeks, who owns bis own machine 
snd whnae address Is 2864 Evanaton Ave.. In 
the afternoon fell fifty feet at the gYonnds 
at 22d St. and B2d Ave. He had lost control 
of his engine. He, too. came straight down, 
bur slighted on. the pneumatic wheels. The 
rebound carried him twenty feet In the air. 
Weeks managed to Jump is the aeroplane 
keeled over and came down on Its aide. He 
was able to walk off the field. 

Marie Doro. In tbe fullness of her art and 
beauty is creating a splendid Impression In the 
English divorce play. A Butterfly on tbe Wheel 
at Powers, where she begins her second week 
Monday. . 

At the Oort Theatre. Woods and Frazee'e pro- 
duction or The Master of the House with Julias 
Steger In the name-part, begins Its fourth week 
Sunday night Florence Reed and Amelia Gard- 
ner have prominent positions in the east. i 

A complete list of attractions at 
Chicago Theatres appears on page 

36. • ' 

who have espoused loose doctrines under the 
impression that they are safeguarding 'the rights 
of the soul' and serving the cause of the Indi- 
vidual will. 

"It is when Henry Miller rises to such act- 
ing as be rises to in The Havoc that the con- 
viction again lays hold upon tbe mind tbat he 
is at once the sanest and the most sympathetic 
of our players." 

Percy Hammond, Tribune: 

(Continued on page 62.) 


Of A Butterfly On the Wheel, at Powers Theatre— Marie 
Doro, in Leading Role, the Subject of Diverse Critical 
Opinions — Produced by Charles Frohman 

Play by Edward G. Hemmerde and Francis 
Nellson. Presented by Charles Frohman com- 
pany, with Marie Doro as star. In Powers' 
Theatre. Chicago, November 20. 1911. 


Tbe Rt. Hon. George Admaston 

..." Charles Mill ward 

Roderick Colllngwood ....Charles Quartermaine 

Lord Ellerdine Ferdinand Gottschalk 

Sir John Burroughs Arthur Barry 

Sir Robert Fyffe, K. C. M. P... Sidney Valentine 
Gervalse McArthur, K. C Edgar Davenport 


Appearing In Modest Suzanne, at the Colonial Theatre, Chicago. 


. The Russian Dancers engagement at the 
Auditorium November 18. 19 and 20 proved 
successful from a financial as well as an ar- 
tistic standpoint. On the afternoon of the 
19th they gave, for the first time in America, 
the ballet of tbe Russian Wedding. The Bal- 
alaika Court Orchestra, under tbe direction 
of W. Andreeff. were one of the moat in- 
teresting features of the entertainments. 

Ernesto Console, the pianist, was the assisting 
artist with tbe Knelsel String Quartet in a 
concert at Music Hall afternoon of the 19tb, 
and Carl Ganz gave a piano recital at Or- 
chestra Hall the same afternoon. Both artists 
were warmly received. 

Following Tbe Concert, commencing on Mon- 
day. December 4, at the . Blackstone, David 
Belasco will present Frances Starr In her new 
play. The Case of Becky, in whlcb she Is said 
to do the best work of her career. Is pre- 
senting Miss Starr here prior to her opening In 
New York City. Mr. Belasco will continue his 
policy of presenting his playa in this city at 
the Blackstone Theatre. 

Frank Mclntyre in George Bronson Howard's 
Snobs will be tbe attraction following Tbe 
Havoc at the Illinois on December 4. This 
new play Is an amusing farce comedy In 
which a milk wagon driver suddenly finds him- 
self an English peer. Mr. Mclntyre'a support 
Includes Myrtle Tsnnehiil. recently the ste- 
nographer In "Walilngford" at the Olympic: 
Eva Eva McDonald, Helen Bond, Katherlne 
Stewart and Orlando Daly. 

Joseoh Medill Patterson's Rebellion will re- 
torn to tbe Grand Opera House on December 4. 

The Chicago engagement of Cbantecler, sev- 
eral times announced to begin early this season. 

would appear to have been set back nntn late 

. .t r ' _F e . br, ?* y to * lren " the probable time 
of the visit here. 

The theatrical pair Mutt and Jeff ire mik- 
ing Qua Hill much more money than their 
cartoon predecessor. Mr. Hill already is Amer- 
ica s richest cartoon adapter, his McFadden'a 
Flats, Happy Hooligan. Alehouse and Gas- 
ton and Spotless Town having been stage suc- 
cesses. Three companies now are acting Mutt 
and Jeff and two others are belnsr orsanlzed. 

Ann Mnrdock. who created the role of Margery 
In Henry W. Savage's production of Rupert 
Hoghes' Pullman Car farce, Excuse Me. suf- 
fered a rather peculiar accident during tbe per- 
formance of the play at the Studebaker Theatre. 
Chicago, ob Friday night. November 17. In the 
second act, an actor playing opposite Miss Mnr- 
dock, to making a gesture, unintentionally 
struck the latter a hard blow on the temple 
with the back of the hand. The shock was so 
forceful that Miss Murdock fell to the floor un- 
conscious. The curtain was rung down and tli 
orchestra played two selections while an under- 
study was dressing for the part. Miss Mur- 
dock revived In sufficient time, however, am' 

.Z? l he "■r*" 1 ' 1 wpnt °p was received 

with tremendous annlanse. At the end of the 
act she received an Individual curtain call. 

Maude Daniel, who was one of tbe first female 
impresarios In the country. la endeavoring to 
revive tbe once popular Wilbur Opera Co. She 
hopes to take the company for a tour of tbe 
Middle West at popular srlces this winter, and 
later establish it as a stock company. 

(Continued on page 59.) 

Stuart Menzles, K. C Albert 

Frank Carterer. K. C ..Henry PeteSe! 

Clerk of the conrt P. VeraS 

fc^ST. 0t the .f° urt A - Meysenburr 

Foreman of the Jury b. F. Sullivan 

Arthur LoS 

v Y.; ' William Dupont 

Lady Atwlll oilve Teipli 

Pauline Loretta Well, 

Pe *ST Marie Dow 

Chicago 111. Nov. 21 (Special to The Bin- 
board).— A Butterfly on the Wheel, a melodraau 
In four acts, was given its first metropolitan 
presentation in America last night at Powen' 
Theatre. The play is by E. O. Hemmerde and 
Francis Nelison and produced by Charles Froh. 
man. with Marie Doro In the leading role 

Tbe play Is or English authorship, with , 
plot very similar to that of a nuinln-r of other 
plays that have appeared here receony, d<t>- 
the atory of a wronged husband. «U» iv.ri 
enacts the role of Peggy, the butterfly wife 
of a much older English politician. Bis neglect 
of her leads to Indiscretions on art sari, ana 
suspicions on his. culminating In a cfirnrce suit 
but the husband Droves Woii and forgiving, ana 
after explanations, wnicti snow her to bare been 
merely Indiscreet and not reallg bad, a concilia- 
tion Is effected. 

The court scene in act lit. Is the strongest 
point of the play and gives Miss Doro an op- 
portunity to display ability as an emotional 
actress that few suspected she possessed. 

The work of Frederick Gottschalk, aa Lord 
Ellerdine. was an excellent bit of comedy 
Charles Quartermaine, as Roderick Collingwooi 
the lover, and Charles Mlllward. as the wronged 
husband. Rt Hon., George Admaston were ac- 
ceptable. Sidney Valentine, as the prosecuting 
counsel, was very convincing. 

The play. Judging from tbe manner in which 
It was received by the andlence, can be char- 
acterised at the least aa fairly sucessful, but 
again the critics are at odds, both as to th> 
merits of the piece and Miss Dora's acting. 

Amy Leslie. In the News, Intimates that A 
Butterfly on tbe Wheel is s play for a real 
actress, snd fails through the absolute lnade- 

(Continued on page 62.) 

Court Probes 
Theatrical Rebates 

Chicago. Nor. 22 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Concessions granted to theatrical organiza- 
tions In the way of railroad rebates became a 
matter of Federal Grand Jury Investigation 
today. The inquiry is tbe result of evidence 
or illegal rebates, which baa been brought out 
at Interstate Commerce bearings throughout tl» 

Witnesses before the Jury today told of 
"agreements" existing between certain rail- 
roads operating between New York and Chi- 
cago and big theatrical concerns. The witness- 
es— theatrical men and railroad officials— 
brought with them railroad records and docu- 
mentary evidence which had been subpoenaed 
by the Government. 

Among the witnesses who appeared at the 
Federal Building were: E. J. O'Hayer Jr.. 
general passenger agent. New York Central 
lines. ■ 

J. J. Falrland, auditor of accounts. New 
York Central lines. _ _ 

J. H. Foul da. assistant auditor. New York 
Central lines. 

L. W. Landman, general passenger agon, 
Michigan Central lines. 

8. M. Scrlbner. president Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co.. New York. 

Leo Laskle. counsel for Columbia Amusement 
Co.. New York. 

Edward Henck. Lyric Theatre. Cincinnati. 


Chicago. Nor. 26 (Special to Tbe Billboard). 
—The 48th season of Sunday afternoon concern 
under the ansplres of the Chicago Turn Oeme- 
Inde. given at Northslde Turner Hall, Chicago, 
promises to be the most successful In the nil- 
tory of the society. A crowded hall has greeted 
every appearance of Mr. Martin Ballman ana 
hla Orand Orchestra, and with tbe high-clan 
programs rendered It Is boned to fill the hill 
every Sunday for the balance of the sessoo- 
This Is Mr. Ballman's fourth season to connect 
these concerts, which Is a proof of his popular- 
ity and ability as a musician. Mr. Ballman ana 
the Turn Gemelnde are deserving of a great 
deal of credit for their efforts to give Chicago 
music lovers an opportunity to enjoy excellent 
mnsle at a small admission. The members or 
tbe Turn Gemelnge bsve free sdmlsslnn. while 
the general pnhltc Is charged a smstl adralsalon. 

The following Is the program for DecemW 


4th Concert— 48th Season. December S, IS" 
Messrs. Arthur Hand. Violin; W. B. »« 
Doren, Cornet; ud Noah Tarantlne, Cornet. 

1 Festival Procession, from Wedding Mualc^ 

• ••••••••••#••* • • ••••••••■••*•••• ?_T 

2 Ouvertnre. Les Dragons de Vlllsrs, 

Hermit's Bell) " MalllarJ 

(Continued on pig* 40.) 


I to 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 




Notable Program, Including Hobart's Dramatic Playlet, Every- 
wife, Will Be Offered at Majestic Theatre This Week 
The Rabbi Also an important Sketch 

Chicago, Not. 25 (Special to The sunward). 
.4? . dramatic sense/the bill at the Majestic 
Theatre fur Thanksgiving week, will be the moit 
notabhT of the sesson. Including a. It docs two 
wmarMble eiamplea of dramatic art. Tbe first 
at these dramatic offerings will be Everywlfe. 
. ijmbol play In four diverting scenes. Intended 
h some measure aa a travesty ot Everywornan. 
the bin spectacle now playing at another Chi- 
cago theatre, and accounted the moat artlatlc 
■access of the aeaaon. ...... _■ .. . , 

There are twenty-five people In this remarkable 
act which la from the pen of George V. Hp- 
birt and baa been lavishly produced by Joseph 
Hart, who has become the Angustln Daly of vau- 
deville In the matter of Important and artlatlc 
productions. The second Important dramatic 
offering »n this bill la a new play. The R» ■ 
presented by the great character actor, William 
H Thompson, who Invariably adorns any role 
Oat may be committed to blm. This play I; 
from the pen of that distinguished actor and 
comedian. Leo DItrichateln. author of The Con- 
cert, who la even now playing the leading part 
In that remarkable comedy at the Blackatone 
Theatre. Chicago. By a strange coincidence, 
the theme of this play resembles in general, 
though not at all In detail, that of the Augustus 
Thomas' play which John Mason la now playing 


Chicago, Not. 25 (Special to The Billboard 1. 
—John Mason's success In the Augustus Tboma« 
drama. As A Man Thinks, has determined the 
retention of the star and play for an indefinite 
ran at the Lyric. Mr. Mason possesses a heroic 
role In the character of the Hebrew physician. 
Dr. Seeltg. and he la rendered competent sup- 
port or Chrystal Heme. Vincent Serrano. Walter 
Hale. John Flood. George Gaston, Eleanor Mo- 
rettl and Charlotte Ires. 

At the Princess that diverting farap Over 
Night continues to run up a big score t popu- 
larity. Sunday night will usher In Ufa tenth 
eoasecutlve week of tbe Bartholomay play. 

Opera Season 
Opens Auspiciously 

Chicago. Not. 23 (Special to The Billboard). 
—The second season of the Chicago Grand Opera 
Co. opened last night at tbe Auditorium. Saint- 
Saens Samson et Dallla, seen here for the 
first lime, was the offering. 

Tbe company gave an excellent perform- 
ance, with Charles Dalmorca aa the ahlnlng 
light of the evening. Mme. Gervllle-Rearhe's 
singing or the part of Delilah waa admirable, 
ant dwarfed in comparison with the superb 
efforts of the tenor. 

The audience was hardly more than luke- 
warm In appreciation of the work of the 
various artists, bnt an explanation of thla fact 
is that many reports of ticket scalping have 
Men made, as well aa a scandalous explana- 
tion of the affair. 

. The statement la made that Manager Bern- 
nanl mrlrh of the company has confessed to 
turning over to scalpers 1.6S0 tickets to the 
grand opera, amounting to (8.280. 

Mr. Ulrlch. on bla part, atatea that be did 
net turn over blocks of tickets to scalpers, 
ai i has been alleged he confessed. What he 

1 aay was that an arrangement haa been 
entered into with two men representing the 
big downtown hoteta. whereby they are to be 
allowed thlrty-one tlcketa dnrtng each night 
or the pand opera aeaaon. These tickets are 
to be placed on sale for the benefit of out-of- 
™ wn people. The thirty-one tickets for the 
""y nights represent an outlay on the part of 
"e two brokers of $8,250. 


Cb ooro. Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
—Chicago was deprived of Its opportunity to 
2£ H"? Garden In the role of Carmen last 

i hlli e , Aberdeen-Chicago diva suffering .. 

s badly nlc ra ted tooth, nope la expressed that 

—fl™ 1 " 1 appearance In Cendrlllnn the coming 
week, however, aa her physician reports Im- 
Proveni.-nt m her condition. This opera will 
w the one novelty or the week's bill. It la 
IS. \T n f? .°? J " ,M Massenet, and la bnnt 
5KX JT., I;' f " ,r T. , , , . orT of Cinderella. Magtrle 
,, w " ^ e Cendrlllon. and Mary Garden will 
win fc ot rr,n "' Charming. The opera 

RitL m Monday. November 27 and on 

rESSf'i . ■'lernoon. 2. A special 
A» v Mn f D " T matinee will be given Tbtira- 
be th." iTilfT. 80 ; wbn Haensel and Gretel win 
Mil .! "... Mnr,e Cavan and Mabel Blegelman 
M " "'"R the reapectlve title role*. 

on^i^hi' 8 no evidence of slack business over 
nWr n"" n . Arenue. where the screamingly 
5m in.?".?"* Hn lH>ea farce. Excuse Me, Is 
toSkhlZJ. " "ST.?. 11 """r 11 °r Wg business at the 
» trno ,i W ".V.» 8 **«tnsm's negro porter la 
from r..„i JS" that he haa won tributes 
nerval colored men who wear the Pullman 

at the Lyric. The triangle of Interesting facts 
will not detract at all from the significance o 
of the new production made by an actor whose 
status la quite equal to that of any other n 
these notables whose names have been men- 

Other distinguished features of this bill w" 
be Cliff Gordon, the German Senator: Nellii 
Nichols, character comedienne: Milton and De 
Long Sisters. In a rattling comedy: Klmberley 
and Hedgklna, the aongfiends: The Whit takers. 
English burlesquers, and the Gasch Sisters. Ger- 
man novelty acrobats. 


Reviews, Comments and Criticisms on Vaudeville Acts Mak- 
ing Their First Visit to the Zephyr City— Character of 
Criticism Determined by Opinion of Audience 

THE CLASS. TRIO, Majestic, Chicago; open 
ing nine-act show: musical novelty; time 
13 minutes. In fnll stage. 

The Clark Trio is composed of a lady and 
gentleman Instrumentalist, and a lady with a 
phenomenal soprano voice. The musical rendi- 
tions are confined for the most part to old 
southern melodies. The lady who slugs has 
a wonderfully sweet and sympathetic voice, and 
one which is well adapted to those good old 
songs which will live forever. The gentleman 
renders a banjo solo, which was greeted en- 
thusiastically by the audience. The stage pres- 


- tussles! bRbbcV 3& - 

t^M Eli9netm 

> S- '- 

'r- *." - ; "-" - 

Popular alnglng and dancing comedienne. She waa heavily featured at the Majestic Theatre. 

Chicago, week of November IB. 


A mediocre bin la offered at the Parkway The- 
atre for the Brat half. The show la opened by 
one of those vaudeville evils, that Is, an act 
which carries "excess baggage." By thla term 
we do not mean trunks or scenery, but a person 
In the act who la absolutely a fill-in and un- 
necessary. Wills and Barron are tbe guilty ones 
In this Instance. The act appears In the pro- 
gram over the billing, "Hooligan, the Insurance 
Agent." It la not quite clear why tbe duo should 
Use thla billing, unless It is simply an excuse 
for' the appearance of tbe hobo In the lady'a 
apartment. There la not a single point nor 
climax In the entire offering, just a senseless 
patter of "nothingness" and nonsense. The lady 
of the act la neither clever nor pleasing In per- 
sonality. The gentleman of the act might. In fall 
justice, demand a salary as a single, which 
would be nearly aa much as the salary of the 
team. The mas la made up aa a hobo, and has 
a good voice tor the rendition of come?? songs. 
One thing Is certain, any house manager with 
ordinary judgment would rather pay the team 
salary to the gentleman as a single than to have 
his bill weakened by the team In lta present 

Faber and Waters anbmlt a singing, dancing 
and talking act. They work easily, and get their 
stuff over very nicely. This Is a boy and girl 
team. Both are on the sunny aide ot twenty, but 
are clever, nevertheless. The lady of the art 
waa handicapped by a severe cold at the- Wed- 
nesday night performance, and It waa necessary 
to cut most or the songs. The time lost In thla 
manner waa filled In by tbe gentleman with a 
abort monologue. 

Lalor and Mack, a duo of staging and talking 
comedians, who have forsaken burlesque for the 
Taudevlll* world, appear third. One of the boys 
worka atratgbt and the other aa a German com- 
edian. The act Is overflowing with good laughs, 
and la well worked by the clever team. It is an 
act worthy of a spot on a much more pretentions 

Dorothy Lamb and Company present a riotous 
alcoholic scream, called A Night with tbe Bed 
Men. The two gentlemen In the act are ex- 
ceptionally clever, while Miss Lamb Is a versatile 
straight. The gentlemen of tbe act do "drank" 
characters, and keep the audience in a constant 
u-roer. Indeed, the acting is so natural (judg- 
ing from cases we have seen, of course), that It 
nearly reflects on the habits of these two clever 
artists. One of the gentlemen renders a song 
which Is entirely out of place In the act - and 
should be left out. The act took three bo we. 

The Pekln Four, a quartet of clever vocalists 
and Instrumentalists, appear next to closing. In 
this act a great Improvement would be noticed 
If the Instruments were cut out and the act 
confined strictly to vocal offerings. The boys 
have fair voices and harmonize nicely. They 
responded to three encores. 

The show Is closed by the Hayden Family, a 
quartet of two ladles and two gentlemen. Their 
work on the slack wire la daring and bleb-class. 
Some -new and novel feats were Introduced which 
made a decided Impression on the Parkwa- audi- 
ence. The act Is worked with a decided snap 
and go. which makes It a desirable offering for 
any bill. 

ence and personality of each member of the 
trio is pleasing, and proved a great factor ot 
the success of their act. They took five bows 
before responding to the final encore, when the 
lady and gentleman accompanied the singer In 
another of the old southern songs. This number 
proved a small riot and demanded four more 
bowa of the company. 

second in nine-act show; time, 17 minutes, 
in one. 

Leipzig the royal conjuror, appeared second at 
the Majestic on Monday afternoon and submitted 
some new and completely baffling card manipu- 
lations. Acts of this class are by no means 
new or novel, and the feats performed are In- 
variably the same as one has seen on a number 
ot occasions. However. Leipzig doea not only 
really new and clever feats, but some which 
seem practically Impossible. His work la done 
with precision and certainty, and at the same 
time with Jnst enough speed to make bla various 
stunts seem almost superhuman. He proves 
beyond tbe least shadow of doubt that the hand 
Is quicker than the eye. The magician respond- 
to an encore and took five bows. 

HONOR. AMONG THIEVES, dramatic playlet. 
Majestic, Chicago; third In nine-act show; 
time. 22 minutes. In fnll stage; number ' 
of people, four. 


SUck Jim Dawson ..Mr. George Leach 

"Bugs" Naylor Mr. Kingsley Benedict 

"Baldy" Burns ....Mr. William Foram 

Officer Monahan .Mr. Thomas Delmar 

Time. New Year's Eve. Scene, Apartment of 
Dawson and Naylor, New York City. . 

Even the stage setting in this act Is a nov- 
elty. It depicts tbe Interior of an apartment 
In New York. It snows the living room and a 
bed room on eacb side. The two occupants are 
seated at « library table talking of recent 
robberies which have occurred In the neighbor- 
hood. Both these men are crooks, bnt each la 
under the Impression that the other Is on the 

(Continued on page 49.) ' 

Big Acts at 
Wilson Ave. Theatre 

Chicago. Not. 23 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The Wilson Avenue Theatre this week as- 
sumes the aspect of a regular two-a-day 
bouse. The Top of the World Dancers and 
the famous Collie Ballet holds the headline 
position for the entire week. Through tbe 
act'a appearance at the Majestic a few weeks 
ago. It established an enviable following among 
the vaudeville "bugs" of our tittle village. 
With the exception of the Wednesday matinee, 
the house played to capacity at every perform- 
ance during the first half, thereby establish- 
ing a new record for the present season. 

The entire bill Is extra good the first half 
With tbe dancers heading the show and the 
Melvln Trio of gymnasts extraordinary. Nadel 
and Kane, comedians, and Bert Cut tier, the 
Yankee blUlardlst, all on one bin, the show 
Is Ideal. 

Some very big attractions are booked for the 
coming two weeks. The week of the twenty- 
seventh finds the Wilson Theatre Road Show 
and December 4 Jimmy Callahan, the famous 
leader of tbe White Sox. and EUzabetb D'Or- 
sey. one of the greatest sopranos ever beard In 
vaudeville. Miss D'Orsey is a recent "find" 
of Manager T.Icabd. and win be featured »i the 
Wlltard Theatre tbe first has* of the week and 
the Wilson the last half. At, *e I* a new- 
comer to tbe Chicago theatres, her debut Is 
being awaited anxiously by a number of the 
more Important booking agents. 

The snow for the first half Is opened by tbe 
Melvln Trio, who bUl themselves. America's 
Foremost Sensational Gymnasts. Any one with 
tbe average amount ot gray matter will not 
dispute the Justifiable "boost* the boys have 
seen fit to bestow upon themselves- -The offer- 
ing Is not unlike a certain four act. which has 
been heavily featured in and about Chicago, 
but one thing la certain. If there be any 
discrimination It must be In favor of the Mel- 
vln Trio. Their feats of strength are won- 
derful and won. hearty approval. They work 
fast and alt blunders or stalling -on difficult 
stunts Is pleasingly eliminated. 

Murray. Belf and Murray, a versatile trio 
of entertainers, offer singing, dancing and piano 
playing. The trio consists of a lady and two 
gentlemen, one dancing and the other at the 
piano. The two boys are fairly clever and 
might score better were the lady left oat of the 
acL tt la not that she la "excess baggage." 
for abe Is really clever, but she Is not neces- 
sary in tbe act. Were she to work a little 
faster and absent herself from tbe stage when 
such opportunities present themselves, she might 
be mire appreciated. The foot work ot the 

Sotttleman . who dances. Is very clever and won 
tgh approval. The gentleman at the piano 
renders a "borne made" song and scores wrlL 
Bert Cutler, the Yankee blUlardlat. appears 
third In exhibition billiard shots. A large mtrror 
plaeed at an angle above the table make ' It 
possible for persona seated at any part of the 
bourne to see everr - shot made hT this clever 
wfaard of the Ivories. Were Mr. Gutter to, 
omit the alleged " - 

(Cor"r- «1 ~« page 8? ) 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 



Following Rupture'Between B. E. Clements and The National 
Film Distributing Co., Former Disposes of His Interests, 
and Severs all Connections with Organization 

Mew York, Nov. 26 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — Hollowing a rupture between B. E. 
Olementa and the organizers or the National 
Film Distributing Company, Mr. Clements 
withdrew from the concern Thursday, November 
S3, having sold out his interest in the ex- 
changes to the remaining members of the com- 
pany. The eanse of the disagreement seems 
to have been the belief on the part of the 
•original members of the National Company that 
Mr. Clements was obtaining too much power 
-over the affairs of the concern and securing too 
much, personal support from the list of allied 
exchanges which bad agreed to use the National 

When seen today, Mr. TJllman. one of the in- 
fluential members of the company, stated that 
the plan of the National would not be altered 
by the withdrawal of Mr. Clements, and that 
-the only reason for buying out his (Clements') 
■interests was to remove the power from Us 
hands. Mr. Clements gives the same reason for 
bit leaving, and states that he has made a very 
satisfactory settlement with the firm and Is 
glad to withdraw. . . 

Representatives from the various trade papers 
and several friends and associates of Mr. Clem- 
-ants were tendered a banquet by him last Fri- 
day night at the Hotel Imperial, this city. The 
possibility of success for a third faction in 
•the distributing business was discussed at the 
spread, and Mr. Clements stated that with the 
-endorsement of the press he would undertake 
the establishment of a concern to carry it out. 
■He has undaunted faith In the feasibility of 
the plan and states that be has several manu- 
facturers already in line, whose product he 
-can handle. He has many friends among the 
exchanges of the country and from the large 
, number of telegrams received by htm Friday 
-from exchange owners who had heard of his 
withdrawal from the National Company, it 
teems evident he would have no trouble in es- 
tablishing exchanges. If the plan Is carried 
out it will be on the basis of exclusive serv- 
ice only to the exchange man and to the ex- 

Mr. Clements has decided to without an ac- 
tion for five or six days until he can thoroughly 
-weigh the proposition In his mind and discuss 
'it with his associates, The banquet was attend- 
ed by Miss Agnes V. Eagan. Mr. and Mrs. P. 
W. Foster of Montreal, Mr. Caldee Johnstone, 
11, Temple E. Grady Jr. of Chicago; Mr. 

F. I. Clements, Mr. T. Thompson, Mr. Jos. 
Mayer, Mr. Geo. W. Terwilllger of the Re- 
liance Company, Mr. J. V. Goldle of Minneap- 
olis, Mr. 3. P. Chalmers, Mr. Win. Cohen of 
Minneapolis. Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Archibald 
Cohen of Seattle. Mr. C. L. Cobb, and a rep- 
resentative from The Billboard. The affair was 
Informal, and an present: declared they en- 
Joyed themselves. It broke up in the early 
hours of the morning aftear Mr. Clements had 
been tendered an expression of thankB for bis 


Head of Lux Company Sails for France After a Three Months 
Stay in America, During Which He Made Many 
Important Changes in the American Company 

. New York, Nov. 24 (Special to The Billboard). 
— The energetic head of the Lux Company, Mr. 
B. Prleur, returned to his native land Thursday, 
Nov. 23, on board the La Province after a three 
months' stay In America. During Mr. Prieur'a 
presence In America he has made many changes 
In the Lux Company's plans, among which is 
the establishment of an American stock com- 
pany, which will shortly commence work In and 
around Los Angeles, Gal. 

The stock Company Is to be managed by Miss 
Agnes T. Egan, who has recently resigned as 


^New Film 

Company Active 

Cleveland. O., Nor. 24 (Special , to The Bill 
•hoard).— The latest Importer and manufacturer 
-to enter the Independent field is the Feature & 
■Educational Film Co. of this city, which plans 
to handle only feature films of from one to four 
reels, to be released at the rate of one a week. 

Mr. B- Mamdelbanm. the president of the 
concern. Is a widely-known picture man. - He 
■has been connected with the film business since 
its Infancy and at present Is also president of 
the Lake Shore Film and Supply Company of 

The first two pictures released by the P. & 
B. Company are The Aviator and ZIgomar. 
-The former Is In three reels and is a thrilling 
dramatic story. ZIgomar also Is In three 
-reels, depicting the life and adventures of a 
.noted criminal who terrorized every country In 
Europe by his sensational acts. The pictures 
-for this subject were taken in nine different 
countries. Both subjects bave been passed by 
the National Board of Censorship. 

The state and territory rights for these two 
subjects are now on sale. The F. & B. Com- 
pany's method of disposing of Its products wl) 
'bo by this kind of sale and its plan Is to sup- 
ply exchanges and managers throughoat the 
-country with features, for which there Is a 
.growing demand everywhere. 

A synopses of these films follows: 
The Aviator— A thrilling dramatic story in 
the course' of which there Is a series of aerial 
-feata by a noted French aviator and a woman 
ta his biplane. The story revolves around the 
aviator . and the .wife of a well-known French 
journalist who. becomes infatuated with the alr- 
-man. at their first meeting. Her husband, dls- 
- covering this, plans the death of the aviator by 
.damaging certain parts of his biplane. In th° 
'meantime his wife alone goes to the aviation 
-field and makes a flight with the aviator, who 



New Tor*. Nov. 24 (Special to The Billboard) 
— The twenty-page booklet of Illustrations giving 
the pictures of th* stars In. the Independent 
-stock companies is being widely advertised by 
•Mr. Milton Hartman. publisher, and the novelty 
■ of his method of advertising Is hardly exceeded 
by the novelty of the booklet. He has gotten 
out a 24 by 12 Inch placard describing the 
-book, which he Is sending to each Independent 
exchange In the c o u ntry to be put on exhibition. 

The booklet furnishes the most appropriate and 
-economical souvenir a theatre, manager could 
-expect to obtain for bis audiences In that It 
excites interest In any program . the. exhibitor 
rs. TBe feature Is a strong advertising one 
has already met with the approval of many 
■ i throughoat the 

A prominent member of the Solax Stock Company. 

Miles Goes 

to Savannah 

Flanked by an army of expert camera men, 
carrying their rapid fire camera guns and am- 
munitions, the Napoleonic genersl manager of 
the Republic Film Company began his long trip 
to the seat of the famous automobile maneuvers 
to be held at Savannah, Ga. 

Armed with an iron-clad contract, signed by 
the head officials of the Automobile Club of 
Savannah, giving the BepubUc Film Company 
exclusive rights to film this greatest event of 
automobile racing history, the energetic H. L. 
seemed very pleased with himself and the world 
at large. 

Before entering the train Mr. Miles said tbat 
no pains or expense would be spared to pro- 
duce a reel second to none. "It Is my Inten- 
tion to take at least 8,000 feet of film and then 
boil It down to one reel," he said. 

"I shall have my men stationed at every In- 
teresting and dangerous point of the course, for 
each race, and if there are any thrills, yon can 
be sure my cameras will be on the Job to 
record them. 

. _". 0ne 151 ,n B la certain, the Independent ex- 
hibitors will be the only ones to show the film- 
ing of .this great event, as my contract gives 
me exclusive rights, and I have the assurance 
of ample protection against any Invaders, as 
the entire course will be policed bj- me. trader 
orders, of the Automobile Club of Savannah." 

Several- manufacturers have Med to get the 
exclusive right to film these events sway from 
the BepnbUc Company, pot all attempts have 


Baltimore Operators 
On Strike 

Baltimore. Md.. Nov. 23 (Special to The 
Billboard.)— A number of moving picture oper- 
ators In this city struck yesterday for more 
money, asserting the money they receive Is 
not commensurate with toe work they perform. 
So far none of the picture places- apparently 
have suffered, the places of the employees who 
quit being quite readily filled. 

The offices of the Moving Picture Operators 
Protective Union are confident of success, and 
say the managers must accede to their request. 

The demands made of the managers are: 
Pay of one operator, night work, of not more 
than five hours without relief. $12 per week; 
not less than eight hours, one hour relief, 
$16; not less than nine hours, one hour relief, 
$18; not less than ten hours, one hour relief, 
$20; not less than eleven hours, one honr re- 
lief $22; not less than twelve hours, one boor 
relief, $24; not less than thirteen noun, two 
separate hours' relief, $24; two operators, not 
less than six and a half hours each, no relief, 
$14 a week. 


New York, Nov. 22 (Special to The Billboard). 
—In response to the many Inquiries following 
the announcement of the marriage of the Powers 
Dope Man as to who the girl was, Bnbensteln 
finally consents to give us her name. Miss Ger- 
trude Coleman of West 117th Street New York 
City. He bis nothing farther to say except 
that most decidedly the lady Is not an actress. 
He, requests that no one else ask him: "What 
did she play In " 

secretary for the National Film Olatrlbutlna 
Company. Miss Egan will be remembered br 
many film people for ber former connection with 
the Bellance Company and the Motion Picture 
Distributing and Sales Company, and also as 
secretary to Dr. Frederick Cook. Miss Bgan 
left New York Sunday. November 20, by war 
of the Sunset route for California. The stock 
company left for the West on Wednesday, Nov- 
ember 22. 

The company will be directed by Mr. Ardouln. 
who has been In California for nearly two weeks 
looking over the ground. Mr. Ardouln was 
formerly a producer with the Pathe Company 
having directed their companies for about are 

The Los Angeles address of the company wm 
be the Hollenbeck Hotel. 

The company will produce Indian pic- 
tures and one scenic will be made, making two 
reels weekly for foreign; release. Mr. Prleur 
will return to New York in six. weeks. He hu 
under consideration the establishment of as 
American stock company In France making ma- 
tures for the American market. 


New York, Nov. 23 (Special to The Bill- 
board).— The great popularity the name Bex Is 
enjoying because of the flue quality of pictures 
the Rex Company Is producing has finally 
reached the stage where the 33d Bex Theatre 
has been thrown open to the public It Is a 
surprising fact that many of the largest theatres 
in the business have selected this name for the 
name of the house. The Bex Theatre In Bal- 
timore and the Bex Theatre in Pittsburg are 
''S'S-i'JDIf "".P. 1 ! 68 ' .costing In the neighborhood 
of $65,000. while the Bex In Melba. Australia 
Is the largest picture house la the city. 

Mr. Joe Bugle, to whom much of the success 
of the Bex Company Is due, has established a 
special publicity department for these thea- 
tres and each week supplies them with coven 
of artistic design for their programs and has 
designed a special lobby frame to be used exclu- 
sively by them. The Idea of Mr. Bngle'a Is a 
novel one In the film business and It speaks 
well for the popularity of It when thirty-three 
houses have adopted the name and are taking 
advantage of the publicity work the Bex Com- 
pany is doing for them. 

Testimonials for 

Eclair Film 

That the recent Blair masterpiece, Hands 
Across the Sea. proved an immense triumph, 
the two following letters from the Middle West 
can aptly testify: 

(Western Union Telegram.) 

Ft. Wayne, Ind., Nor. 22, 1011. 
Eclair Film Co., 

Fort Lee, N. 3. 
Hands Across the Sea an immense success. 
Greeted by rounds of applause. . Hundreds «f 
people turned away. 

Manager Lyric Theatre- 
Standard Film Exchange, 

188-172 W. Washington St.. 
Chicago. I1L, Nov. SO. 1911. 
Eclair Film Co., • 

Fort Lee, N. J. 
Gentlemen: — I lust saw the two reels of 
Hands Across the Sea ran off. There were 
present with me several good picture critics. 
Including one of the official police . censors of 
Chicago. All of us watched the picture closely 
In Its every detail. 

I want to compliment yon noon this produc- 
tion, a nd no production of the kind that I havt 
ever seen begins to compsre favorably with it 
I say this with a knowledge of the fact we 
have had some excellent productions. You have 
simply given us that which is most desirable 
and needed: Quality. It Is a great picture, 
and I am glad to hold a print «f same. We are 
having no trouble in booking it at a fair 
extra rental above service price. . . 

Hoping yon will continue the good work, I 

Youra very truly, 


Joseph Hopp, Pres. 

Harry Barer, general manager of the Amer- 
ican plant, should Indeed be congratulated opoa 
the successful accomplishment of hie tssn 
amongst exchangee. 


The latest addition ta the theatres of N«* 
York now proposed Is a home for /"""SSiJ 
and moving pictures to be constructed 1» "J*: 
lem by the Laurel Amusement Go. on a PJ« 
125 by 100 feet on the North Bide of \W° 
Street, east of the Jnnctlon of Seventh aad at 
Nicholas Avenues, with as abutting pa"** " 
80 feet on 116th Street. The boose hi *•**!" 
a seating capacity of 1.SM people. ^ PoJJJ" 
prices will prevail. The name of the boost 
will be chosen by votes east by the patrons* 
the house during- the am week ef its opcratua. 

(Continued oa mage Be.) 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 




Italian-Turkish War Film Received in New York and Exhibited 
in Several Theatres — Pictures Give Excellent Account of 
First Hostilities— Another Section Expected This Month 

The anxiously expected Italian-Turkish war 

Slctnres that the Clnea company has promised 
te American market have arrived and were 
alven exhibition In New York City at several 
it the better-class houaea early last week. The 
views selected represent the beat portion of the 
first series of the negatives taken of the present 
Tripoli disturbances. A continuation of the aer- 
ies is expected about the first of December. The 
Importation which was shown last week meas- 
ures 8H feet In length, and is without dispute a 
collection of most carefullv selected views. The 
horlsons. the background, the luxuriant growth 
of the trees, the genuineness of the troops, their 
number their patriotism, the masalvenese or 
the Turkish forta and their almost obsolete ar- 
aiaments stamp the production with a seal of 
genuineness that should commend thla film to 
those moving picture exhibitors throughout the 
country who desire to entertain their patrons 
with the original and real Tripoli pictures. 

Chief amongst the viewa shown are the 
wrecked Turkish battleship Derma, one of the 
early events of the war: the start of the Italian 
troops to the front, the landing of the Italian 
generals, particularly that of General Caneva, 
the first maneuvers of the Italian government 
In Tripoli, the entry of the first Italian Gov- 
ernor, the review of the troops and the hoisting 
of the first Itallsn flag. An even balance Is 
maintained by showing the activities of the 
Turks themselves, their demolished forts, their 
barbaric but brave methoda of war and their 
undying tenacity. 

Edward Barry, manager of the American of- 
fices of the Clues Company, has succeeded In 


Albany. N. Y., Nov. 20 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — The Imp Film Company of New York 
City, was Incorporated with the Secretary of 
State to-day to produce and make mutton pic- 
tures; also to carry on the business of moving 
picture and other theatres. The capital Is 
$250,000. Directors: Joseph P. McGowan. 
Richard B. franklin. New York City, and Johu 
A. Cole of Hackensack, N. J. 

Sing Sing 

Pictures Popular 

Chicago. Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard 1 
— Amorlca'a Feature Film Co., which put on 
the market their recent feature, Twenty Years 
In Sing Sing, claim wonderful success In the 
franchising of It under the state right plan. 
From the numerous Inquiries that started to 
pour in aa soon aa it became known that the 
pictures were ready for consideration. It ap- 
pears as thongb It la Just the thing for which 
the state right men have long been waiting. 

State rights on this film are closing rasl 
and it appears as If It will nut be long before 
all the ileslrable territory will be disposed or. 

The manager of thla company la highly elated 
ever the way the picture baa been received. 
At the present time Canada Interests are con- 
templating purchasing the rights for the entire 

Everything In the power of the company has 
been »\rae to arrange the attraction so that when 
a section «f territory Is turned svrr to the pur- 
chaser, be can Immediately Co upon the road 
with the show in good working order. The ad- 
vertising matter represents a good deal of 
money and Is a decided novelty In moving pic- 
ture sdvertlslng. 

Arrangements are now being perfected with 
J"?. °f the down-town Chicago theatres to ex- 
hibit the film for a week or two so that the ex- 
hlbltora of the city and also the prospective 
enstomers will have an opportunity of seeing 
the film In actual working order. 


Credit for the manufacture of a non-breakable 
tilde must be given to J. D» Commerce of 46 
~ l«h Street. New Yurk City. It has long 
peen a discouraging fact to elide manufacturers, 
to say nothing or the thousands of users Ihrough- 
S' "he country, that song alldra or any other 
Kind of announcement elides when left for a 
iif, moments In the atereoptlcon are very 
nicely to break and In fart do In one case out 
Jf every nve where the slide Is berure the light 
tor more than a couple of mlnntea. Mr. De 
Urninierce nils so perfected the slide be manu- 
factures that be la able to guarantee every slide 
be sells against breakage by beat and he states 
itint on an average he replaces only four 
snaes out of every thousand he ships out ami- 
ne Is not certain but that part of all of these 
. ,.! r ? uruken In transit between the factory 
•ml their destination and not because of the heat 

«? "J? •"bJected to berure the arc lamp. 

air. De Commerce Is also the proud poxsessor 
or another s«-cret process by which he ran re- 
produce the negative of a slide, either dupllcat- 
.15 -J?' wblca '* In """d condition or making 
hL! «"*»tlve fmm one which has been 

in. J-.r n \ n, " m ot tb ese * w ° Inventions, It 
?™t2U OM ,brT m "» "* called, can only be 
bwU* »5 nr « , '«'»<l by slide manufacturers si- 

« jvanta *J " "* W U ™ ,aUjr K * " 

disposing of many reels of these war pictures to 
various centers in the United States. It is un- 
questionably a winner and redounds to the cred. 
of the Clnea Company In full measure. The 
film la experiencing large and unprecedented 
sales In South America, a fact that would sur- 
prise one in so much ss this lower half of the 
Western Hemisphere has never taken greedily 
to Asiatic films In the past. Rio de Janeiro, 
Buenos Ayrea and Caracas, those three South 
American cities in which the Clnea Company has 
offices, have all registered large orders. 


Motion Picture League of America Rapidly Assuming an Im- 
portant Position— Many States Preparing to Affiliate— Ex- 
Senator Foraker Appointed Counsel for the League 

There is perhaps no organization (confined 
strictly to one class) which has shown such 
prodigious Increase In membership ss the Mo- 
tion Picture League of America, a comparative- 
ly new association. Since the first league was 
instituted on December 12. 1910. a rapid, con- 
sistent and almost phenomenal growth has been 
the reward of those responsible for its being, 
and now those states which are without a 
league are considering the organization of one. 
Among the states now organising are North 
Dakota, Minnesota, Alabama (which latter Is 


leading Lady with the Kclair American Company. 

New Synchronizer 
Solves Problem 

It baa remained for the Hepworth Manufactur- 
ing Company of London, Eng., to Introduce the 
most perfect synchronising moving picture ma- 
chine and graphaphone record into the United 
States. It will be recalled aeveral attempts 
have been made In thla direction, the beat 
up to the Introduction of this latest machine 
having been the clnaphone. Hepworth, bow- 
ever, has gone even one step further and has ao 
facilitated the perfect synchronisation of the 
machine with the record that be baa placed bis 
invention in many of the theatres on the Eu- 
ropean continent, la Asia and throughout Aus- 
tralia. F. Anslett Wray, a well-known figure in 
English moving picture circles. Is the possessor 
of the American rights and la at present on the 
American continent to effect a sale of the 
rights of the Hepworth invention on thla con- 
tinent. He offers tbe American and Canadian 
rights. The first demonstration was given at 
tb* Motion Picture Distributing and Sales Co. 
on Thursday last and on the following day he 
resumed exhibitions for the patents organisation. 
8everal prominent amusement promoters ex- 
press deep Interest In his Importation and It Is 
expected that a sale will be consummated in the 
near future. 

C, R. BlDbangb and Ernlch and Jordan, man- 
agers of the Vaudette and Plrtureland theatres 
rea|>ect!vely at Fort Scott. Kaa., are reporting 
excellent success with their vaudeville numbers. 
This is the first season rort Boott has had two 
vaudeville nouses. 

Deagan Returns 

from Europe 

Chicago, Nor. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
—Mr. J. C. Deagan, the well-known manufac- 
turer of musical bells and other musical nov- 
elties for nickelodeons as well as the maker 
of different musical Instruments of tbe profes- 
sion, recently returned from Europe. Mr. Dea- 
gan fur the past ten months haa been touring 
through Europe and Africa and while abroad 
thoroughly Investigated the moving picture and 
amusement business. 

His main purpose In taking this trip, however, 
was to secure a certain kind of wood which is 
needed In one of the musical Instruments he 
manufactures. The only place It grows Is In 
Africa and as tbe supply was getting rather 
scarce It was necessary for Mr. Deagan to 
search for another place where It grew. 

While abroad Mr. Deagan furnished the 
Chicago Daily News with a number of interest- 
ing articles on conditions, business methods, 
and lire In Europe and Africa. He Informs 
us that the moving picture business across the 
water la run on a higher plane than It la here 
and that an admission price of 25 and SO cents 
Is charged with two changes of pictures a week. 

A number of Christian Endeavor societies 
over Iowa have adopted resolutions protesting 
against the motion picture films of the Iowa 
State Penitentiary and the famous Batnsbargex 
Brothers, which are being shown over this 
state. The films have been seen In Iowa 
Falls and Western cities, and are being ahown 
m many of the Independent bouse* throughout 
Central lews. 

practically organised) Missouri. Kansas and 

Behind the National Exhibitors' League en 
many well known men fighting with all their 
might for tbe welfare of the organisation. M. 
A. Neff. president. Is dally receiving letters) 
from wen known lec tu r e r s and educators, 
among his correspondents being the celebrated 
Mrs. Mary Lawton Metcalfe. This widespread 
Interest in a movement, practically unknown 
several months ago. echoes the oft repeated 
statement that moving pictures are gaining 
favor among classes aa well aa the masses, 
and that the more educated and Intelligent 
of the American public recognise the possibility 
of the film as an educator, aside Oram its value 
as an entertainer. All this haa to de with the 
Exhibitors' League. The primary mo tire of 
organization, of coarse. Is protection for the ex- 
hibitor. But that Is only one or Its many pur- 
poses. The league has other objects equally 
vital and Important. It stands for better pic- 
tures, a greater intimacy between manufacturer 
and exhibitor, the snpppresskra of abuses which 
assail tbe moving picture business as > whole, 
in fine it represents a mighty fight for the gen- 
eral aggrandizement of the film business. Its 
cause is worthy; its ultimate strength 


An illustration of the growth of the National 
Exhibitors' League Is shown by the fact that 
last week Senator Joseph B. Foraker. one of 
America's foremost statesman, has agreed to act 
as counsel for the exhibitors. Bis acceptance of 
a post that can only add numerous duties to bin 
present large number of Interests. The senator 
la quoted as having said that he recognised 
great possibilities in the work now being car- 
ried on by the organization, and predicted that 
In less than one year every state In the union 
would be In the association. Mr. Neff. president 
of the league, is a personal friend of Senator 
Foraker. and it was largely due to this that the 
statesman accepted the offer. An organiser win 
be put in the field shortly, to Institute leagues 
in states not represented. Another will be ap- 
pointed for Ohio. Mr. Neff wtU address tbe 
Pittsburg exhibitors next Sunday and will later 
speak in Wheeling. 

Gunby Brothers 

Enlarge Plant 

New York, Nov. 22 (Special to The Billboard). 
—During the week of November 20 the Gunby 
Bros.' plant at 199 Third Avenue, New York 
City, waa enlarged to twice Its former else 
and the company now occupies the entire build- 
ing at that address with tbe exception ot the 
first floor. The concern Is a printing and de- 
veloping company doing work for outside manu- 
facturers and making a specialty of title work. 
There will be a studio situated on the root of 
the building and when entirely completed the 
plant will be »iual to tbat of almost any reg- 
ular manufacturer so far aa the ability to print 
or develop film la concerned. The firm also 
handles motion picture slides. 

November S waa the date of the younger 
Ounby brother's (Walter H.) marriage to Miss 
Ethel C. Barnard. The new Mrs. Gunby Is a 
Southern girl and only recently came to New 



Ex-Senator from Ohio, who has accepted the 
position as General Counsel for the Motion Picture 
Exhibitors' League. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 



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Saturday, December 2, 1911. 


The Empire Amusement .Co.'s School Days Co. 
Is back in Toronto, Can., after a Tery successful 
year's work. They are now rehearsing to open 
November 27. expecting to fulfill 26 weeks 
soild booking .on their own circuit throughout 
Canada and the United States. The company 
introduces the following performers: Crawford 
and Clarke. Jones and Jones. St. Clair and Lea. 
Bargett Sisters, and Rosela Le Grant, and The 
Famous Crossman Sisters, refined singers and 
dancers. Thomas A. Jones Is manager of the 


^ft Wallace Brothers Attractions - report Other 
■Bfeople's -Money now on Its way to the coast, 
■with business on to its usual standard. The 
Pr Bowery Detective will play the Middle West. 
Next summer Wallace Frothers Tent Shows will 
go out bigger than ever. 

The managers of the Bloomlngton "(111.) thea- 
tres have provided some splendid attractions 
for their patrons this season, and as a result 
the theatres are enjoying excellent business. 


In celebration of the first anniversary of the 
Majestic Theatre,' Dubuque, la.. Manager Jake 
Rosenthal gave souvenirs to his patrons and a 
supper to his employees and performers. Mr. 
and Mrs. Sidney Reynolds on the bill that we> k. 
presented Mr. Rosenthal with a beautiful office 
lamp, and the employees with a massive office 
chair. The Majestic Is the finest playhouse In the 
Middle West, costtn- *t2T,,O0O to erect last fall. 
Six arts are played for one week, two shows 
dally, opening with Sunday matinee. "Pooch" 
Wheeler and Herman Q. Smith put on a min- 
strel show -October 27-28 for the local lodge of 
Moose at Dubuque. Iowa, playing to large audi- 
ences. Messrs. Wheeler and Smith went to Wa- 
terloo, la., where they are rehearsing another 
Moose minstrel show. 

The Shrlncrs of Sionx Falls. S. !>., last 
week purchased the Phillips and Island and 
other property at the foot of Ninth at.. Sioux 
Fans. An this spot will be erected a new 
Shrine Temple, which will cost $l.TO.Ono. The 
ground floor will be; us-d as a theatre, with 
a seating capacity- of about 1500.: The stage 
and proscenium openine will be almost twice 
the size of the New Theatre at Sioux Falls. 

The Orphenm Theatre at Watertown. N. T.. 
reports very good business and the management 
Is In the best of spirits. The roster of the 
house follows: Frank A. Reeney. lessee and 
proprietor: S. L. Oswald, resident manager; M. 
G- Oswald, treasurer: L. B. Bnrt. stage man- 
ager: F. StoH. director:- CrDeno. property mas- 
ter. Stock companies have been holding the 
boards In this house for several months. 

The Lyric Theatre of Watertown. N, Y_ 
tormprly managed hv J. J. Green and booked by 
leveland of New York City, hag pome Into the 
hands of Charles Gil more, the Oswego IN. Y.I 
circuit manager, and owner of several fine the- 
atres in New York state, and win hereafter 
be managed by Mr. William B. Lewis, a very 

well-known manager on Mr. GUinore's stall of 

Manager Jay FItts of the Olympic Theatre, 
Danville. 111., has discontinued vaudeville at his 
bouse and has engaged the Leah Langtry Mu- 
sical Comedy Company under the management 
of Ed. DeGroote to give stock performances for 
an Indefinite period. There will be an entire 
change of bill twice a week. 

The management of the Montreal Opera Co. 
has Miformtd the public that , it is -their in- 
tention to build a suitable opera house cost- 
ing from $730,000 to $1,000,000 at Montreal, 
Quebtc. They will not confine themselves to 
French and Italian, but German Opera will also 
have Its season. 

' Henry Ili^uins, manager Covent Garden, 
London, England. Is expected In Montreal. 
Quebec, about December 15. 


The National Stock Company, with Edwin 
Weever, has Just closed a very successful and 
long engagement at the Orpbeuin Theatre. Wa- 
tertown. N. Y. The company has had very good 
business and everybody is In the best of spirits. 
Roster: . Edwin Weever. Jack Murphy, Ralpb 
Chambers. Daniel Fendell. Roy Engle, J. M. 
Jacobs. Frank Carver. William Rodgers, Mlss°s 
Mary Asqnltb. BiUle Marlowe. Helen E. Clarke 
and Ella Carver. The company carries a car- 
had of special scenery and effects. 


8IIEPARDHUTTON.— On November 16, Jos- 
'l»h Shepard, stage manager of the Grand Thea- 
tre, and Miss Violrt Hutton. of the Blanch- 
ard and WYber Musical Comedy C&., were 
married at Cape Girardeau. Mo. Mrs. Shep- 
ard has rertied from the stage and the 
cnnple have take a up their residence in Cape 
Girardeau. The Cane Girardeau- Concert Band 
and the attaches of the Grand Theatre were 
entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Shepard on the 
evening of : the 21st. 

FOETH-BENE.— Ross Forth, head comedian 
with the Goss-Lowe Musical Comedy Company, 
and Miss Irene Rene, a member of the same 
company, were married In Jackson, Tenn.. Nov- 
ember 37. Both are well known In this city, 
having made many friends during their several 
engagements played here. 

T. M. A. News 


After the performance of the Plckert Dramatic 
Company, who were playing at the Elks* Opera 
House. Bluefield, W. Va.. T. M. A. No. .V 
tendered a baniuet In honor of Bell and Bell, 
vaudeville artists, and the IMckert Dramatic 
Company. There were 50 people present, all or 
whom were unanimous in proclaiming the affair 
a success. The guests were entertained by 
several vaudeville numbers. Mr. John Kee, th 
club's attorney, acted as toastmaster. Vol C 
Cleary and Jack Daly of the Plckert DramattI- 
Company, made speeches, thanking the loco! 
T. M. A. for the grand reception. Mr. Daly on 
tertalned those present in a manner pleasing t< 
all. Mr. Bell, who Just Joined the order rc 
cently, added a few words, urging those presem 
(who were not members) to Join at once, ex- 
tolling the benefits derived from belonging to the 
T. M. A. . 

Dr. E. H. Thompson also addressed those 
present, speaking In the Interest of the lodge. 
For the short time that the order has been 
here they have been very successful In all theli 
undertakings and their future success Is assured. 


San Francisco, Nov. 16 (Special to The' Bill- 
board). — The fourth annual memorial exercises 
cf San Francisco Lodge No. 21, Theatrical Me- 
chanical Association, was held in the Empress 
Theatre, San Francisco on Wednesday mornlng. 
November 15. There were quite a number 
present, the house being comfortably lied. Th* 
following program was prepared for the occa- 
sion: Selections by Symphony Orchestra, con- 
ducted by L. E. Rosebrook. of the Empress The- 
atre; Introductorv address, Bon. Bro. Julius 
Kahu: opening prayer. Bev. Dr. S. J. Lee; tenor 
solo, Mr. A. E. McMillan; T. M. A. funeral serv- 
ices. Bro. Win. G. Rusk:VRomance, D'AmbmsIo, 
Julius A. Hang; baritone solo, Mr. Marlon 
Veckl: T. M. A. Trombone Quartette.- oration' 
Bro. Charles Gnnn: California Quartette. (A 
E. McMillan. R. E. Saxe, Marlon Veckl.- Carr 
Sawvell); benediction. Rev. Dr. S. J. Lea and 


The new Pittsburgh office of The Billboard, in'charge^of 
Messrs. Robert A. Sinclair and} Peter J. Dugan, is RoomJ626 
Wabash Building. 

A Bureau, such as is maintained by The Billboard in New 
York, Chicago and San Francisco, is "now .established m, Pitts- 
burgh, where professional people in all lines of the amusement 
bu3ine3s will be welcome to visit.^toVeceive their mail, to avail 
themselves of the accommodations for writing letters, arranging 
appointments, etc. 

BATEMAN-MoKEEL.— George T. Bateman 
trombone player with Campbell's United Show 
Band, and Miss Virginia McKeel were marriei. 
at McKInney, Texas, November 14. 

COTTER- BOULDEN Jack Cotter and Ada 

Bonlden, or the team or Cotter and Boolden, 
were quietly married at .Wilmington, Del., 
November 21. . 

BUEESS-TUBNEB William Buresa. who 

plays an important role in Henry W. Savage's 
production of The Million, and Miss May Turner, 
of Los Angeles, Calif., were married last week 
In Hoboken, N. J. 

BOYD-RTAN. — Cliff Boyn, manager of the 
American Theatre In Cincinnati, and Miss Nan 
Ryan, or the vaudeville act of George Stokes and 
Kvan Slaters, were married November 24, In 
Portsmouth, O. 


Born to Mr. ■ and Mrs. "Harry De Forest, late 
of Rlngling Brothers Circus, a ten-pound boy 
on November 17. 


WEBER. — Albert Weber, at one time city 
billposter at New Orleans. Is dead. He was 
well-known by managers and agents of hall 
and canvas shows In by-gone days. Of late he 
was In the advertising business. 

WILLIAMS. — Mrs. W. H. Williams, known 
throughout the carnival business as Peerless 
Mamie, wife of W. H. Williams, died at Sbreve- 
port. La., Saturday, November 11. 


Zapp's Park at Fresno, Cal.. closed Its reg- 
ular season November 1. and is now being put 
into condition ror the season of 1912. Mechanics, 
carpenters, painters, landscspe gardeners and 
laborers are busy ten hours each day, adding 
many new and up-to-date Improvements. The 
past year has been the most profitable for the 
management In the history or the park, and 
has encouraged an outlay of considerable money 
to make it even better for next season. An 
open-air theatre Is one of the many improve- 
ments that are to be Installed: the theatre will 
have a seating capacity of 1500, and a atage 
large .enough to stage any metropolitan attrac- 
tion. Vaudeville and stock, companies are to 
be among the attractions presented. Zapp's 
Park Is not visited by the rough element, and 
no liquors of any kind are sold.- James' A. Morrow, 
who has held positions ranging from side- 
show manager to general -manager of several 
large circuses, has made this bis winter borne 
for two years, and will assist In piloting the 
future destinies of this resort. 

America, by orchestra, quartette and audience. 
The services were in charge of the following 
committee: Ike Tuchler, chairman; Ike Marks 
secretary; w. F. Scbofield, James Blalkle, How- 
ard Nowell and Edward Connolly. 


- The annual election of the officers of Minne- 
apolis, lodge No. 50. T. ji. A., was held Thurs- 
day night, November 9, with the following re- 
sults: Germain Quinn, president (re-elected); 
Harvey Peterson, vice-president: L. M. Jones, 
recording, secretary; Charles Wells, financial sec- 
retary; E. G. Tunstall. treasurer: W. L. Lan- 
don, past president. The Executive Board con- 
sists of Frank Mattlson. Andy Campion and W 
J. McDonald. 

,* Minneapolis Lodge defrayed the expenses of 
Eddie Arnold, who was threatened with consump- 
tion, for a trip and stay in Denver, Col., where 
he Is now located and doing nicely. 

Everything is running along smoothly In this 
local. Installation of officers took place Thurs 
day. November 23. In the club rooms followed 
by a banquet and smoker. 


Bennle Smith Is out of the hospital and on 
his feet again. 

Fifty members of Jersey City Lodge No. r. 
emigrated to New York last Snnday with s 
carload of paraphernalia to work the Jersey De 
gree on fifteen candidates for New York Lodg< 
No. 1 meets the first Snndsy of the month In 
the New Amsterdam Building, 307 W, 5-1' 
Street. The r-pular routine of business wa- 
taken np and finished hv President Curtin an 
then tnrned over to President Bush of Lndg' 
No. 24. He bad his full degree team with him 
Past President Brother Armstrong. Past Presl 
dent Brother Wolf. Treasurer Brother Langhlln 
Marshnl Brother nenry Wolf. Financial Seere 
tary. Brother Sly, Recording Secretary Brother 
Walter C. Smith, and Trustee Brother Joyce. 

I who did the work In dne and ancient form to th, 

' satisfaction- of nil candidates 

President Brother Thompson and wife of 

' Brooklyn Lodge No. 30. wns there and extender- 
an Invitation to nil members In good standlne 
to come over to Brooklyn to the banquet. 8nn- 
dsny. December 13. and help them celehrat' 
their 20th anniversary. Brother Thompson 
stated that they bad chloroformed their 
urcr. Brother Jim Smith, for a roll that wont 
choke a horse, for eats, drinks, etc. At tli- 
close of the meeting they held the nomination 
for Officers for the ensuing year. President 
Brother James H. Curtin and President of th" 
Empire Circuit, were nominated for President 
for the fourth term without opposition. Brother 
Cnrtln claimed on account of old age they about 
let him out. tint the boys could nnt fee bin 
that way. After the meeting was over th ■ 
New York members served the visiting brothers 
with an Irish lunch, which all seemed to en- 


Jack B. Richards of the musical sketch team 
of Richards and Watson, died November 12 
of pneumonia. In the Vancouver (B. C.) Hos- 
pital, after an Illness of only four days. 

Mr. Richards was a member of the W. R \ 
U. and the T. M. A., Hamilton Lodge No 25' 
The deceased was 30 years of age and had been 
In perfect health up to a few days before his 
death. lie was a member of the : George Sum- 
mers Stock Company for two seasous. about 
three, years ago. and then went into vaudeville 
A widow, (Dorothy E. Watson) survives, unrt 
she took the body East for burial at Port Hope 
Ont, She would be pleased to hear from friend- 
at her permanent address. No. 124 Rulldge 
Street, Peterboro, Oct., Can. 

T. M. A. NOTES. 

Roanoke Lodge No. 57, T. M. A., asks that 
the following members of this Lodge, Slg Gull, 
mette, J. J. Kennedy and The. Great Zento to 
kindly send their present address to the Secretary 
G. H. Parsons, P. O. Box 82. Roanoke, Va. 

Toledo Lodge, No. 20, T. M. A., had a special 
meeting November 8, 1911, for the purpose of 
Initiation. Six beautiful members of Harry 
Uastlng's big show went the route.: Lou Sey- 
mour. Fred Dempsey. H. Seymour. H. Klein. C 
West. Miss Viola Sheldon, honorary. We had a 
fine time, and niotlon made to adjour to the next 
Friday. November 10. at 10:30 p. m„ for more 
Initiations and smoker, was hailed with delight 

At the adjourned meeting held Friday, Novem- 
ber 10, 1811. at 11:00 p. m.. President Ruebtn 
called the meeting to order, and all of the officers 
were on hand. Applicants F. Friedel and II. 
Ackerman on band, and degree team put them 
through In fine shape. The Lodge then ad- 
journed to the next room to a great big food and 
liquid lay-out. President Rueben acted as toast- 
master. Visiting members present were: Harry 
Hastings, Kansas City, Mo.; Barney Toy, Cedar 
Baplda; B. Boherman, Buffalo: Bert Spears, 
Springfield. O.; H. Stoddard. Providence. Dur 
Ing the smoker we had some great vaudeville, hy 
Viola Sheldon, Seymour Dempsey, Seymour Bert. 
Emma Spears. Mrs. Pelot, Barney Toy. and that 
Singing Four Quartet.- Some great show. Mr. 
Hastings. Tom Coyne and B. : Bohannon were 
given a vote of thanks for their untiring efforts 
In getting material for the Toledo Lodge. Same 
brothers have sent In sixteen applicants In three 
years. We are getting alon- fine, and expixt to 
soon move Into our new club rooms, 103 Arcade 
Theatre B uilding. 

Readers' Column 

. A good position la open to Frank Bsgge, 
known In theatrical clrlces as Frank Wayne, 
who appeared In Cleveland. O.. last March In a 
sketch called Circumstantial Evidence. Ad- 
-tress Fn-d H. Foley, 151 Lennox Bldg., Cleve- 
land. O. 


Charleston, S. C Nov. 21. 
Editor The Billboard: — 

In looking over your route' sheet In last 
week"a Issre I find that my address baa been 
changed and my mall for the past two weeke 
has been lost. I have been Informed by several 
wrformers that there Is another party hilling 
ns Mercedes. Now this act has worked f"r 
.the past eighteen months on the W. V. A 
and Interstate Time without losing a day. There 
Ib some one working around Chicago under my 
name at the picture houses, which yon can 
see for yourself will Injure me. 

Trusting you will publish the facts. I beg to 
remain. JOS. B. HOWARD. 

Manager of Mercedes. 

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of D. W. 
'Whlteyl Talt, kindly communicate with Mrs. 
I'ayme Talt, care of J. W. Dawson, Carrollton, 


If Jobn X. Morgan will kindly communlcite 
with his brother Chas. 'Morgan. Taylor, Tex., 
he will learn somethlng^o his advantage. 

Anyone knowing the present address of Mr. 
Jack Ryan, formerly with Lew Fields, now In 
vaudeville, kindly communicate with The Bill- 
board. Any Information concerning Mr. Ryan 
will be very much appreciated. 


Mrs. Hannah Stone. Mobile. Ala., would 
like to know the present wherrabout of Peggy 
Hope, better known as the Monkey Men. Last 
heard of was with Robinson's Famous Shows. 
Distressing news awaits him. 


The stsge doors of both the Alvln and Ly- 
ceum Theatres. Pittsburgh Pa., are praetleslly 
adjacent. With Way Down East playing, the 
Lyceum same time The Hcnpeeks played toe 
Alvln, the alley or to use a more polite term, 
stage entrance, was practically a barnyard, be- 
ing transformed Into same by the chickens, pigs, 
ducks, sheep and cows that formed a part or the 
respective entourages of both the .shows, in- 
cidentally speaking the barnyard scene In Hie 
nenpeeka Is the most remarkable and rcallstl' - 
I have ever witnessed. 

Cllf. Wilson Is now manager of the Lyceum. 
Pittsburgh, and deservedly so. Mr. Wilson won 
bis promotion by good, bard labor nnd we are all 
artad to note his advancement. John Vallsy 1* 
still the slwnrs on-the-job advertising agent, 
nnd "Red" Dengon the always congenial, polite, 
best-ever treasurer, with Joe Paul, the don t- 
want-to he-held-up-ngnln. as bis assistant. C. 
O. Rochert. the former press ai-eut. has been 
replaced be the alwaya-get-yonr-storles-over El- 
mer Rtgdon. Rnrhert Is seeing the country 
"head of Elsie Ferguson. Some staff has the 
Lyceum at Pittsburgh, and how we all like to 
make It. 

It Is Indeed a pleasure to walk Into the man- 
ager's office of the Alvln In Pittsburgh and meet 
one of the best chaps alive. Jack Reynolds. 1 
asked the old scout If the roaming fever ever 
strnck him and In his chsracterlrtlc way he 
replied: "Lord. North. It Is a kind of a 
fight some times when a bunch of the hoys g<» 
around and talk about so-and-so In Chicago or 
so-and-so In New York or — well. I tell yon it 
does kind a' make me feet (Ike goto' out again 
nnd then— well lust look at the comfy of this 
offies. and again I am working for one of the 
fin ist gentlemen in tha land. Harry Davis, ami 
l think It's aoft for Reynolds, so I fight down 
the roaming desire and feel satisfied." Clever 
ebap Is Jack. 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

T he Billboard 




French Farce Scores at the Globe — Beerbohm Tree's Produc- 
tion of Zangwill's New Play— The War God "Tolstoic" 
— Fine Version of The Three Musketeers 

London. Not. 10. 101 1. 

Toe ivL-ek'8 most Important new productions 
mrr Tlie Glad Eye, at the Globe Theatre, and 
n a ,l at the Playhouse, anil The War God. «t 
IPs' Majesty's.' For the Brst named there Is 
little to be said except that It Is a screaming 
farce ami— most Important of all — It pleased a 
critical house of "first-nighters" and bids fair 
to' lie a Dip success. Despite Its name there i* 
nuthim.' American about The Glad Eye. It Is 
an adaptation of Artnont and Xancey's Le Zebri . 
by lute «. Levy, and deals with the adventures 
of two nauKhty husbands In gay Paris. 1h 
theme Is not exactly a new one but It is liandlei 
brightly. .Maurice Polignac and Gaston Bocar.l 
are the husbands, and belni: desirous of enlnyinv 
the Rallies of Paris for a few days, and In 
clnrntnlly of meeting Kiti, ownrr of the gla'! 
rye. they inform their wives that they are golnp 
to make an aerial trip In the balloon "Zebra.* 
belonging to their friend Comte de la Betive 
They don't really know the Comte. but that It 
a minor detail, and anyway the wives have 
rrart in the newspapers that he tit going !«• 
mate an ascent. 

Maoriic's wife. Snxanne, is a trustful little 
thing and swallows the story, but Gaston's 
better half, Luclenne. knows a thing or tw». 
and contents hrrself with putting the usual de- 
tective on her gay husband's trail, with the 
amiable Intention of blackmailing him for a 
new dress on bis return. The husbands have r 
high obi time in Paris, but on their return tin > 
find that the Comte de la Heave and his bal 
loon have not yet come down and the newsnap rs 
are raising a fine scare story. Maurice's wlfi 
Is nionrnliig her lost husband, and when th- 
truant and his friend . turn up they are, of 
renrse. mistaken for .burglars. Kiki turns ui 
also— with the glad eye — and Incidentally w'" 
the expensive set of furs Gaston's wife Una 
ordered from Paris, on the strength of tliit 
balloon trip and there Is plenty of scope for 
laughter. * 

Marsh Allen as the sentimental Maurice, and 
Laurence C.rossmith as Gaston, are excellent, 
wlille Miss Ethel Dane's Klkl charms everyone. 
Miss Aurlol Lee. as the lady who makes he> 
husband's escapades the excuse for augunienting 
her wardrnle. Is also very good, and in a quieter 
way .Miss Palsy Markunm arts the most out or 
the character of the guileless Suxanne. Th" 
other parts are well played, particularly that 
of Rallpanx, an np<t\ victim of aa a»tut 
"Medium." capitally porlraved b\- Mr. E. I)a---- 
nell. while Arthur Ilnrherton. Philip Kav and 
George Iiealhv do well in a small way. 

Dad Is also an adaptation from the Freneli. 
tint It must be said at once that but for the 
p-jstiire .r Cvrll Maude in the title role, its 
shift would be abort indeed. As It Is t 
virotlle nclor has nr. cured for It a fair meastin- 
of snecesa and It may even enjoy somotlm. 
of a run. .. . 

Tbe play 1b taken from M.St. A. de. Ca»\r". 
aml R. de Flers' Pan* and clererly as the 
adaptor. Capt. Kendall has done his work 
has undoubtrdly lost in the translation. Kelna 
Inlinded as a comedy It has not the farcical 
situations and scone for farcical acting wb 
exrUM- nearlr everythlnir In farce, and the rs- 
' sentlally French diameters turned Into ptfrt- 
Uomlra Anglu-Saxons lie come impossible. .«'- 
Jonph lorrlnur Is a cay Lothario of 43. win 
looks 30. and who affr falling In Itiv 
hundreds of women, decides to turn over a 
new leaf and forswear rein mine society. He 
motors down to Cornwall and promptly falls in 
love with Georgina Cardrw. who Is engssed t> 
Ola illegitimate «OQ. Richard Beaufort. One or 
S r Joseph's many loves when he was a budding 
diplomat In Paris was a famous French aetrrss. 
and their off-prlng. Richard, was sent to Corn- 
sal! and brought np by a very rustic farmer. 
Richard la Indeed very rustic and the exact 
apno,ite t n his dandified father. Of course h" 
and Georgina love each other, and equally, of 
emirse. there Is another village maiden, Jennifer 
Trrgellis, who worship.* Richard. 

Sir Joseph takes his rustic son up to London 
ami Introduce* him to the smart set, but 
Hlrlnrd Is ilertdedlv out of his element and 
announces his Intention of returning to Cornwall 
anil marrying Georgina. Dad objects on account 
« the unsavory remitnt'on of her father, a 
raarnllv financier, but having become Infatuated 
Willi the lady himself, bo proceeds to "cut out" 
his son Naturally the accomplished man of 
the wc.rl.l en silv brats the rustic and Richard 
rrauml., himself bv marrying- the adorable Jcn- 
nirer riw story Is thin, enough and one trem- 
? think what the ehanictor of Sir Joseph 

might have been In some other hands. As It 
is. Maude gives It lust the right touch, neti- 
nnalr. well. bred end elegant, he skates erneo- 
r nlly mrr the thin lee and glosses o?er ill 
"e things Hint might bo considered tlglv. IPs 
'" ." masterly piece of acting nnd he Is ably 
"''sled bv Kenneth Douglas, who has somewhat 
or a thniiktess unrt as the rustic R'c'.inrd. Nev- 
'Nlulevs Dnnglaa cleverlr emphnslaes the con- 
m. . ' ,Pt , w, « , n poor, dull-witted Rlchnrd nnd 
i s dashing father. Miss A'evandra Carlisle 
»vs (.carina rhnrmlnglv but He- part d.M-s 
not alve her the s?ope site deserves. 

i«»Iir""'w.' ,, ' wi *' M, " ! " M » rte Hemingway, as 
JH .imr. M m Vera Coliorn as n fascinating so- 
wn woman. J. p. neverldge ns a village 
en nrvnivn. and Sain Sot hern ns Sir Joseph's 
ev . !'i , ,, V:? T n »'> I* prw-eded by an 

H. ', > p " ,,,vl " t I>«w"on Mllwanl and 

'm man Clark, entitled Tim Colonel nnd th • 
l\l I r . ls cnpltnlly acted bv Miss Vera 
S, ,!! r "' m * Mnrlorle Chant. Dan'el McCirthv ' 
e.ji le. r Trevor and T.nnglmrne Rurton. and It Is 
<ll«t,i I', 1 " ""' '"»<»« tills* tnnst of It an! 
ih"i» , ,'°" p T p,l ° are enjoying It. by takln- 

i ? colossnl production like Macbeth on 
II..H !!. A woo'd hnvc thought that Rl>- 

■Kriort Tree would have had little time for 

fresh enterprises, bnt in view of • Israel Zang- 
will's approaching departure for New York, be 
produced that author's new play. The War God 
at His Majesty's Theatre last Wednesday for 
the first of a short series of special matinees. 
The play takes place in the Imaginary kingdom 
of Gotbia. and as will he seen by the following 
list, the cast Is a particularly strong on». 

King of Gotllia :■'.' ...Charles Maude 

Duke of Poinberg (Master of Ceremonies) . 

J. II. Barnes 

Count Torgrlm (The Chancellor) 

Arthur Bourchie. 


Some New Plays in "Gay Paree" — A French Dramatization of 
David Copperfield— Farewell of Novell?— Actor in 
Real Duel — General Amusement Notes 

A quartette of Interesting plays were staged 
here this week, redeeming the week of inac- 
tivity which preceded it. 

The author of Le Secret de Polichlnelle, M. 
Pierre Wolff, is responsible for one of them, 
this being named, L' Amour Defendo. the test 
English translation of which title probably be- 
ing. Forbidden Fruit. 

Le Bonheur (Happiness) is tbe title of an-iicer 
of the four new plays. This Is by Albert 
GuIdod. who. during tbe last 20 years, has 
given to the French stage perhaps a naif dozen 
pretty fair pieces. 


A favorite Parisian dancer. 

Count Frltblof <A LeadOk" of the People) 

.-. . .Sir Herbert Tree 

Baron Konrad (A Courtier) Boss Shore 

Onrlc (Sou of Count Torgrlra) Basil <3.i 

Karl Blum (Count Torgrltu's Stxretary)... 

0«*raM Lawrence 

Itro« (A Revolutionary) A. E. O org! 1 

Quren Elsa of Gothla Miss Laura Cowle 

Lady Noma Miss Utah McCarthy 

Mnrttia (Count Torgrlm's Housrkeeprr) 

Miss Clare Greet 

If a play could be made a success, surely 
such a cast could do* It; but the audience looked 
not a little bored, 'tar It early became apparent 
that Tbe War God Is less «»f a play than an 
argument — mid not a very new argument, either. 
Mr. Znngwll] prenclies the guspel of Tolstoy— In 
blank verse-, very good blanK verse, very earnest 
and m<»r;'l, but, oh. so deailly dull. On;* un- 
kind critic cal s It "a eollatloa of Socialist 
t racl s. t he Sermon on the Mount and Pan- 
Giriunu journalese In ryilini," nnd I must say 
It lnipn*ssetl me very mucli that way. t also 
must con ft st tlint I am not sure whether It 
Is intended to be a Justltlcatlon of Germany's 
tecem atrgiessivo foreign policy or "a condenma- 
tlmi. For, call them Alba. Gothla. Count Tor- 
grlm and Count Frithiof. as th« author msy. 
It Is unite o!»vious that he means England. Ger- 
many . I'lsuiark. or any othrr Gi»rmar chancellor, 
and 'Polsiny. Rothla is »ubd by nn Iron chan* 
ci I tor. Count Torgrlm. with a sort of puppet 
Hug — mme of a OtinrK** V than the nresent 
Kaiser — mid the rhnncclW ls shouting for 
battleships to M>in«h Kugltintl— 1 b: g Mr. Znuff* 
wll *s piinlou; I should hare said Alba— Into 
nnlp with. The : chancellor wants to smash 
Alba and he wants to be master of the world. 

(Continued on page 4?.> 

As a third production, a dramatization of 
Dickens* David Copperfield. and Its adai;ation 
to the French stage, offers Itself to the public. 
M. Max Maurey wrote the play. 

Le Pain (Bread) Is the title or the Court 
play of tbe s: t. M. Henri Gheon U the author, 
the piece being of the poetic variety and Is de 
scribed as aa ode to "tbe staff of life." 


As one may surmise. L*Amour Defendu is one 
of those exotic products of tbe French play- 
hothouse. It might even be called un.ieiUhy; 
certainly It is, for the most part, unnatural. 

Pierre Verueuil. tbe husband of Madl'lMoe, 
enters his home just in lime to sec his b?»t 
friend. Jean, steal a ktss from her as she 
lbs slreplcg on a couch by the open window of 
the st inly. Tbe Anglo-Saxon husband — or any 
hnsbnnd. for that matter — witb a faint glimmer 
of manhood about him. won d have grabbed 
Jean by the nape of his neck and, nfler pom- 
meling his head for a few t fanes against tbe 
corner of the mantelpiece, would have tossed 
him out Into the street, with the warning to 
hemp good and fast. 

Pierre, however, does nothing of the kind. He 
loves his wife dearly, but be tiptoes away, 
leaving her to fight her battle alone. He over, 
packs his suitcase and goes away on a journey, 
after an interview with Jean, during which h* 
begs Ills friend to be true to him and to wateb 
over Madeleine. He bas already seen what sort 
of a man Jean is. still he is willing to li»ave 
his wife In charge of him and to trust him not 
to betray the friendship. 

When the husband returns, he finds his wife 
the shadow of her former self.* no goes away 
again, never to return. He sees that Mad-Dem- 
and Jean love each other and that th^lr filth- 
fulness to their vows, one's vow as a wife, the 

otbrr's promise us friend, are causing them, 
great suffering. They may now unite. He Will 
quit the scene forever. 

During the action of the play we find the 
mother of Madeleine urging her to accept Jean 
ns her lover. Untrue to life as we believe this 
■ to be. It Is yet nearer the probable than tbe 
action of the husband * In the first Instance, 
where he caught Jean kissing the sleeping wife. 
Once a man Is fully aware that his wife is 
Irretrievably in love with another man, he will 
leave her, as a ruie, usually allowing faer u> 
get a divorce, whlcb. as a real man. be does 
not oppose. But. before be knows anything, 
while he believes his wife still loves Mm, he 
protects her at any cost against the advances- 
of any snake of a man. He never, in real life, 
deserts ber when she most needs his protec- 
tion: nerer vanishes from the scene the moment 
male flirts surroundid ber trying to batter n\»wn 
ber wtftly re-serve. - * 

Such, however, is Tbe •■ Forbidden Fruit, the- 
Pi.rre Wolff com: dy In three acts, as produced 
by the Theatre du Gymnase. It Is In strict 
conformity to the rule of French plays; with 
their "menage a trots" - plots, tbeir violntijo- 
of-tbe-Tenth-Commandment warp an 1 fcrhiddeu- 
frnit weave. 

Sp;»akiug of the Tenth Commandment brings 
to mind M. Wolff's remarks upon 
bis play. Forbidden Fruit, he argues not with- 
out reason, has always been the most tempting. 
Literature with this idea as the foundation has 
always appealed to the wor d as the most thrill- 
ing. "Tbe author of the Bible himself.", said 
M. Wolff, "started tbat tin we. Could T follow 
a better example?" y 

**Evi ry paradox — and my own soul Is one," 
he cuntinui s. "contains a particle of truth. 
1 he love that is forbidden is the only thins 
that throws us Into an ecstasy. It alo e assort*-, 
us. Love that meets with no obstacles, and no 
barriirs is beneath, our notice. We see it. In- 
died: we delight in It quietly; but we do not 
sjtcak of It. Literature and poetry mlgh: disdain 
It. because it is Immutable or uninteresting In 
Its changes. Literature and poetry' f>td cx- 
c nsivi ly on the forbidden fruit. It is the 
only thing tbat makes us gush with tears or 
split with laughter.** 

This Is on! tc a remarkable statement, but 
tr is imminently - the Frenchman's viewpoint. 
Certainly the viewpoint of the average French: 
playwright. Take tbe- -forbidden fruit- away 
.from him as a play-tbeme* and he would starve* 
to death. 

Koine weeks ago. In outlining tbe play scb* d- 
uled for this season 'in Parts. I mentioned that 
a crop of pliys thit were different, plays that 
would not offend the young girl, was predicted. 
M. Wolff's play does not carry out this Idea 
vt ry we I.» but here Is one which docs— after a 

Le Bonhenr, a-thtH*e-act comedy, by M. Albert 
Guinon. Is It. The piece was produced at the 

Oi'eon and critics actually say they believe it 
will have a run In the repertoire of tttis 
second Corned ie-Francaise. Which will be going 
some for a play not of * tbe forbidden frnlt 
sort. • '. 

The wife of an insurance agent finds her 
husband a dull sort of fellow. He has two- 
friends whom she considers as Just the rlj;ht 
kind. She feejs she could have been b*npr 
with either of the other men — which sentiment 
s along .forbidden fruit lines. But— and here 
Ir? where the difference comes to— -she does not 
'ak? either as -her lover, nor- does she divorce 
her Insurance og:nt. She simply lets him die. 
The author kl is bltn off by natural sickness 
nnd makes th? wife a widow of the regulation 
weed — not grass — variety.. 

In the second act we find Mine. Paseenant 
(the wife) a widow of ten months. She is ready 
for another matrimonial plunge. With feminine 
perverseness. to commence on she selects tbe 
least eligible of the two friends of her hus- 
band, either of whom she may now take as 
husband No. 2. She doesn't get along with 
this man. M. Llverdnn, at all.- In fact, she 
almost . bites his finger in two. send o* Id'-i 
scuddlnjr off the stage, howling as be sends. 
M. Dubois, the other T chap, a rich bachelor, 
comes upon the scene. He tries the forbidden 
frnlt Idea, suggesting a liaison for life, which- 
In otber plays might have succeeded to the satis- 
faction of everybody. Bnt the widow. In thhv 
play. scorns the Idea in a Jiffy, and says that 
h«* must marry her In the regulation way. He 
agre. s after a little argmneot and "ea^< ^ L!\- 
t-rdun now comes hack. Tbe widow m*kes up- 
with him. so she Is now engaged to tbe two 
at once. I.iverdnn is a nice chap, bnt be has 
little Tnon-y. Neither has the widow very 
much. Dubois Is rich, bnt sh 4 Is sure she 
likes Llverdnn better. So she falls into Liver- 
dun's arms inst as Dubois comes in. He realises 
now that if he takes the widow he must ac- 
wpt as.n "fri nd of the fam'ly" this Llverdnn. 
irrdinarily. a man would say "No wedding b"l!s 
for me.** and leave ths field to h*s rival. Du- 
!>o's isn't ordinary, so he marries the widow 

And there y*»n are. you see. inrmorallty Is- 
*ef! out entirely. Thr* lift* th^so three people 
I'pd after the curtain falls is" their own prlvtie 
flffalr. The Inference, seeminslr, is thit Du- 
bois is the treasurer of the o'utrU. Llverdnn tbe 
f -tvor'te. the wife the bo*ts— another **ooosehold 
of three": but what do you want anyhow Y 
Wnat If it is a" "hou*'hold of threer* It be- 
comes so only after th? last curtain falls! 

After -Monsieur Pickwick, tbe rlay mad* for 
the Athen«*e Theatre from Dickens* story, Davhy 
Copperfield comes next. Max M«n**ey» *~ N> h"" 
the way. Is th« manager of the Grand t»a!ganT 
Theatr** h-rc — Is the adapter of tbe piece for- 
the Odeon. where it was produced this week.. 

(Continued on page 48.) , - 

The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Music News and Vaudeville Notes of the Road 


Brief Notices of American Singers Appearing in Vaudeville, 
and Notes of the Songs They Are Popularizing 
by Use on the Stage 


Tbe United Trio, who made an extraordinary 
hit in Panama and the British West Indies 
■with Gee. Bnt It's Great to Meet a Friend 
From Your Home Town during the last six 
months. - are rehearsing a new Ilelf number. 

Eli Dawson to featuring Lord. Have Mercy 
On a Married. Man in bis new black face act. 
and will soon add The Chicken Rag to his rep- 

Beautiful Love Is tbe chief encore winner of 
Emille Gardner, with the Mntt and Jeff South- 
ern Co. 

Bob Roberts scores the biggest bit of his ca- 
reer witb Lord. HaTe Mercy On a Married -Man. 

Jack Dr Is coll, the 14th Street Theatre popu- 
lar artist, has recently interpreted to bis ap- 
plause Love is the Only Thing in Life'. When 
the Old Oaken Bucket Was Sew. and Lord. 
Have Mercy On a Married Man, which be used 
with pictures. 

The Chicken Rag, the "bear eat" of rag 
numbers, is successfully featured by Davis and 
Davis in tbe Middle West. They are -also nsfng 
Lord. Have Mercy On a Married Man and Gee, 
But It's Great to Meet a Man From Your Home 

The Crescent City Four use a Helf medley, 
consisting of Lord. Have Mercy On a Married 
Man. On the First Dark Night Next Week, and 
Gee. Bnt' It's Great to Meet a Friend From 
Tonr Home Town. 

"Doc" Baker's rendition of The Chicken Ra~ 
and Lord. Have Mercy On a Married Man, is 
enthusiastically encored in the. South. 

The Chicken Rag. tbe syncopated number that 
strengthens any- act. is the most popular song 
in G. G. Smith's repertoire. 

When the Old Oaken Bucket Was New brings 
John Fox much applause. 

Llndeman and Lloyd's featured song is that 
melodious waltz' ballad. Beantifnl Love. 

George Nnnn's Minstrels are using to repeated 
encores Lord. Have Mercy on a Married Man. 

Gee. Bnt It's Great to Meet a Friend From 
Your Home Town is Rose LeRay's best applaud- 
ed song. 

-Rs telle Crane' makes a splendid Impression 
with When the Old. Oaken Bucket Was New. 

Thornton and Long score solidly with that 
popular rag n timber. The Chicken Rag. 

On the First Dark Night Next Week and 
Hands Up* are two riot hits* for Glen Anderson. 

Menlo Moore's Lads and Lassies, a new ju- 
venile production in vaudeville, is completed, 
and will open for a new trial performance at the 
Red Mill Theatre, Vlncennes, Ind. Moore's lat- 
est offering to vaudeville is elaborate, and rep- 
resents a large investment. In the act are 
Hale O'Riley, a very popular Chicago lad, and 
Dixie Harris, a Southern find. Tbe house of 
Aufderheide is well represented in the act. with 
the feature number specially costumed and 
worked up to a finish, being That Ever Lovin' 
Bear Cat Dance. Moore will offer the act in 
Chicago December 4, for a trial, at .the Kedzle 
Theatre. The song and bear dance is cleverly 


Personal Paragraphs Pertaining to the Vast Army of Artlsti 
Who Are Popularizing Vaudeville in 
America and Abroad 

I would like to have it known In the profes- 
sion of the great kindness and courtesy shown 
me while In Columbus. O., by the members of 
The Pink Lady Company playing at the beauti- 
ful new theatre, the Hartman. Baby Queen 
and myself were in great financial trouble and 
the company collected quite a sum of money In 
onlv three days and gave it to ub, enabling ns 
to "leave the city free of all debt and come to 
Cincinnati, where we have an opportunity to 
obtain an engagement and get another start, J 
am deeply grateful to them all. — Elaine Noar. 

The Majestic Theatre. Dubuque, Iowa, con- 
tains two great collections of photographs. 


Collins and Browne, with The Girls from Reno 
Show, are making a big hit with Barn Yard 
Rag on the Western Wheel. 

Maud Tiffany, who Is being featured with the 
Harrr Lander Show. Is singing two of tbe Har- 
old Rossiter restrictive numbers, namely The 
Undertaker Man and The Jndge Was An Irish. 
Too. Every publisher in Chicago tried to get 
Miss Tiffany, bnt Harold happened to have the 
songs she lUed. 

Tbe Belle of the . Bonlevard Show are using 
Down In Men-dy Lane.' Barn Yard Rag and Boo- 
gie Man Moon; all of which are making good. 

Harold RossHer has been obliged to add two 
more pianos to his professional offices, which, 
of coarse also necessitated taking more space. 
They - certainly do keep bustling. 

The Garden City Trio are scoring heavily with 
Years. Years Ago. 

Keongh and Koehler are cleaning up in the 
South with Down in Melody Lane anit Smile and 
Be Happy. 

Kimball brother* -and Segal write In that 
Years. Years Ago is "a big hit on the Coast. 

Louise DeFotrel ana Win Harris, two mighty 
clever little parties, have Joined hands In a 
very clever little act.- and are featuring Down 
In Melody Lane. Boogie Man Moon and Rag-a- 

Tlme Joe. 

Chester and Grace are taking encores right 
along with Dom in Melody Lane. 

Doe Whiter the well-known baseball favorite 
is featuring. Remember Me to My Old Gal. writ- 
ten bv hla baseball enemy. George Moriaritv. 
captain of the Detroit Tigers. It's* some 
song, too. 

Madiien and Ptt-matxick. the boys who wrote 
Come With Me. to :Spoonyland. certainly put 
over Years. Years Ago in line shape. 

Elsie Tnen Is knocking In side ways witb Un- 
dertaker Man. 

Hoiir-p*. Wellls and Findlay report that Smile 
and Be nanny Is one -of the best march songs 
they have used, and that is something for them 
to say. 

The Three White Knhns are nutting over Down 
In Melody Lane to encores right along. 


Oiv«* Me an American Girl is certainly tak- 
!nc wll witb th** banrts as well as sinjrr-rs. 
Peru City Band. Peru. Ind.. in a concert Id the 
public square hait to take five" encores with this 
number. Kiss-f-mec -for orchestra as wpII as 
-voice- Is= a im.endhl Indian sons with a «la«h anil 
swimr that Is fin*-. T*ay***n*# 0-ch"f»tr*« in Chicago 
reports bijr success with this twostep. 


lierald K. Griffin, the new Irish tenor. Is rap- 
Silly nrovinp successful, in his chosen calling, 
and bast mad* hiroselr very popular with his 
aadiences. due to his careful selection of songs 
and bis manner of handling them. He does not 
advocate the use of Irish songs altogether to «ret 
by. but slncrrelr proclaims that the ' Anfder- 
lieide ballad. Kitty: McOee. suits bis work ex- 
actly, and calls it bis favorite. 



Director of the Italian Symphony Bsnda Verdi. SIguor Creatore was engaged to play at the 

Scblltz Palm Garden, Milwaukee, Wis., lor two months, last February, but his success was bo 
great, and he took so well with the public that the engagement was extended until May. 1912. 
In recognition of his successful season. C. C. Randolph, proprietor of Schlltz Garden, presented 
Creatore with a beautiful diamond medal. 

done by the "khls." and the life they put Into 
the number will certainly exhilarate their aud- 

Jones and Gant, the clever double, are using 
two numbers. Gee. But I Think a Lot of You 
and That Ever Lovin' Bear Cat Dance. 

Stanley. Heath and Frabltt are closing with I 
Want a Patriotic Girl. 

Norman and Orr advise that Bear-Cat Dance 
is a great song for their act, and they axe 
elated with the number. 

The Vlncennes Quartette have added Kitty 
McGee to their repertoire and report that. Moon- 
time is Spoontlme. Drifting- In Dreams With 
Yon and Bamboo Land are going better than 

The Chicago hoys calling themselves The 
Cabaret Quartette, are making good with I 
Want a Patriotic Girl and Bamboo Land. 

Scott and Walt write that Aufdcrhelde's song* 
making- good In vaudeville, are featuring That 
Ever Lovin* Bear Cat Dance in a very unique 
manner, using the song with attractive bear 
costumes. Mr. DeVens likes the number so well 
that He has translated it into Spanish, and will 
introduce- It In Cuba, where they are booked for 
a time. \ 

Sco t tan d Walt write that Anfderhelde's songs 
go best. 'and A Totally Different Rag is cleaning 
np as one of their feature numbers. 

Boos and Lance dropped in and kindly reported 
that their ' act was better than ever since they 
had added In Bamboo Land as an opener, and 
I Want a Real Lovin' Man as their feature. 

Margaret Faulkner, the dainty singer In Chi- 
cago. Is high in her praise for the two ballads, 

(Continued on page 52.) 

Jake Rosenthal, manager and owner of this 
magnificent vaudeville house, was formerly 
manager of various Orpheum enterprises and 
has several thousand autographed photos oj 
variety stars of the present and of by=gone 
days. In the collection is .a portrait of Jo Paige 
Smith playing a cadet in a burlesque put on 
by Rosenthal at . Los Angeles years ago. The 
pictures are interesting to the acts playing 
tbe theatre, are nicely framed and till the si. 1- 
walls and celling of Mr. Rosenthal's large of- 
fice on the main floor of the theatre. Directly 
above this office Is- the advertising and press 
agent's room. • William A. Haas, who has been 
with Mr. Rosenthal for years, was once ngotit 
and manager for James R. Waltc. In this room 
only former members of Waite's various Stoi 
comedy, opera and musical organisations arc to 
be found, and the collections contains many now 
In vaudeville, many who have (lied nnd gone, 
and a great many who are famed today In llli* 
profession. There are ISO portraits In the Waltc 
collection nnd as Mr. Walte employed over l:or«" 
actors and musicians In his time. Mr. Hans Is 
anxious to receive photos from any be has 

Philadelphia has h real Troopers' Club, with 
headquarters at Laird's Hotel, Ninth ami I'll- 
bert Slreots. The organization lias been In i-x- 
Islence Tor ten years and always wcIcom»s '.ho 
boys: Mark Monroe, the prcslilcit, has be, r. 
trooping sin?.- J87S, and Is one of ti e nlde't 
elephant men In tbe business. He has been In 
charge or mlinnls since 1882: lmt mason with 
F. A. nubbins' Show. The roster of the club Is: 
Mark Monroe, president: Harrv Pnrrlsh. sec- 
retary: John Patton. chef: George Hartzell, 
Hear Jack, Dutch ITofTmun. Frank Forepnncli. 
•"•inrli's Well, Walter I.evnn, Krt. Conway. Fred 

Riddle. Dick llemiug. Sideshow Joe. Frank Hat 
field. Jim Brown. Bill Burkhart. Bill Campbell 
Red Mitchell. Old Dempsey. Sully, Bill Hassan' 
Old Sass. Dutch Graber, Jim Recall, John 
Keean. John Dougherty. Jim Finuegan, Bill 

At the conclusion of the Harry Lauder tour. 
Wilmer and Vincent will possess the distinction 
of being the only managers who secured ti» 
Lauder Company for both of their combination 
bouses. The business of Wilmer and Vincent 1- 
priiuarily vaudeville, but In the upbuilding of 
their circuit they incidentally took Into tie 
fold a couple of theatres wheh they devoted to 
a combination policy, one of these bouses beine 
tbe Majestic Theatre at Utica, N. Y\, and lis- 
other the Orpheum Theatre at Easton, Pa. In 
both of these houses Lauder will have appeared 
and the residents of Utxca and Easton mar 
thank an enterprising and aggressive maaace- 
mcnt for their opportunity of seeing tbe great 
Scotch comedian on his farewell -tour. 

New York, supposedly the fountain head of 
everything desirable, both theatrically and 
otherwise, will not be permitted to see Miss 
Ada Reeve. England's foremost comedienne, 
as her American contract calls for her appear, 
auce only on tbe Orpheum Circuit. Miss Cecilia 
Loftus' agreement has the same clause, so that 
neither will be seen except In Orpheum bouses. 
Dr. Ludwig Wulluer. the famous Uedur singer, 
who has only }ust completed his Orpheusi 
tour, was an exclusive Orpheum attraction. 
Richard Harding Davis'; one-act , play. Black- 
mail, is intended only for tbe Orpheum Cir- 
cuit, and innumerable other incidents prove the 
activity of Mr. Martin Beck and his Incom- 
parable generalship > in securing pre-eminent 
playlets and players. 

Miss Cecelia Loftus. the inimitable mimic, 
will, on December 18. begin a tour of the 
Orphi'iun Circuit. Miss Loftus has only just 
arrived from Europe, where at London she ap- 
peared at the Coliseum, scoring her usual 
enormous hit. Miss Loftus' tour, of America is 
exclusively for the Orpheum Circuit, and this 
managerial coup on the part of Mr. Martin 
Beck is another instance of hla tireless efforts 
to provide the Orpheum Theatres witb better 
vaudeville than is Been In any other theatres la 
the world. 

Oscar Loralnc. the protean violinist, is at 
present on the Orpheum Circuit. Mr. Loraine 
combines a positive -musical genius with his 
protean ability. His several changes are maile 
in view of the audience and his characters in- 
variably are extremes'. Tbe remarkable part ot 
Mr. I.oralne's inake-Ups Is that be does not use 
false beards or crepe hair in his changes. He 
makes tip completely as though he were to as- 
sume tbe same character for an entire per- 

Burkhart, the magician, will leave soon for 
Jacksonville, Fla.. to meet his wife en route b.v 
steamer from New York City before openine 
Uis vaudeville tour at Birmingham. Ala., De- 
cember 11. They" will spend one week at Jack- 
sonville and one at Pensacola. Mrs. Burkhart 
will accompany tbe tour to the coast, playlru: 
mostly Independent Time. This will probably 
be Mr. Burkhart's last season on the road. 

The Orpheum Circuit has. arranged the tour 
Tor .Miss Cecilia Loftus no that It will . follow 
closely the route of Miss Ada Reeve. One of 
Miss Loftus' best Imitations Is of Miss Ada 
Reeve, and this arrangement of routes will give 
audiences an opportunity of knowing exactly 
just how perfect Is Mlsa Loftus' act. 

Waiting at the Church, a new act, which will 

be Included in 'Mclntyre "and Heath's Orpheum 

Circuit repertoire, will come as a complete sur- 
prise to the admirers of these famous comedians 
—Inasmuch as Tom Heath In the action of the 
skit, dons female attire and portrays the role 
Of a blushing colored bride. 

Probably while Mr. Martin Beck, general 
manager of the Orpheum Circuit, is in Lorajn, 
be will secure several new, novelties for nis laea- 
tres. Mr. Beck's trip was not made with rue 
idea of securing possible artists, but Is more 
than likely he wll bring several contracts back 
with him. -, -_-„.v-V - 

Una Clayton and Co.. In Miss Clayton's new 
sketch, A Child Shall Lead Them. Jill Be 
seen on the Orpheum Circuit around the holi- 
days. MIsb dayion is a -popular vaudevilles 
and her present vehicle Is one ; of tbe most 
unique In which she has yet appeared. 

Max Stevens and Marie Dunn ' opened on 
Frankell Bros.' Southern Time November I- 
with fourteen weeks to follow. They state that 
many improvements have been made for Tauue- 
vllle conveniences the past few years In Jc\ns 
and they find It very encouraging. 

After playing ten weeks lln the Northwest tor 
Ed. J. Fisher. Grace and Monte Wllks will "P™ 
In Sun Francisco December 7. for Bert Levy, 
with eight weeks to follow. After that the} 
win return to Ed. J. Fisher on their way East. 
They are using a real novelty act. 

Daly and O'Brien are playing Richard Tour 
In Sydney, Australia, having been there a uw 
tuore than a year. They are well pleas™ wii" 
the country as well as the people. They "» 
doing well and will remain for some uwntn- 

Low Stanley, who has been suffering for some 
time with an attack of laryngitis, has fuiif 
recovered his voice. Lew and his wife 1<tn " 
are In their fifth week with the Philips Muck 
Company, and arc at present playing In Micni' 

On November 20. Frank Comar (Patsyl. tj* 
comedy wire performer, was admitted to 
Cincinnati Branch Hospital, suffering with •>>' 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


Songs Publishers Are Boosting 



Publisher, — Oliver DiUon Co., ISO Tremont St., 

Bless Yqur Em Loving Litlle Heart. 

.1.(11. .I.F., 

Nf.U. I ■ •*.H.r, 

In this department THE BILLBOARD will 
print each week the choruses of lato songs 
•specially recommended by their publishers 
for use on thejstage. Artists who find these 
numbers suitable for their act can obtain 
complete 'professional copies by address- 
ing the publisher. This department con- 
stitutes a valuable aid for professionals, 
as only songs that have intrinsic merit and 
are especially adapted for use on the stage 
will be produced. Performers will, by eon-* 
suiting this department, be spared the time 
and trouble of trying numerous songs that 
have no particular value, or give no evidence 
of attaining longevity. 


Publlih.r-^Jhaj. K. Harrie, Columbia. Theatre Bids.., 
Broadway and 47th Stmt, K, T. C. 

t^-v- a — -* 

Fubliaben — Kesdie * Paler, 1367 Broadway, V. Y. c. 

When ordering professional copies, 
say you taw it in The BiUboard. 

When The OJd Oaken Bucket Was New. 

«4rtscj GEO. XOKIAItTT 

n. p. M, . . _ t ■ — 1 ft , a ,, 

PnWishere— J. Fred Helf Co., 136 W. 17th St, S. T. C. 

If You Were A Big Red Rose. 

. t-y L<elu 

Publishers — D. S. Andnu ft Co.. 309 E. Water 9t, Elmira, N. X. 




DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Kaleidoscopic Review of Amusement 


Arthur R. Ryan, of Henry W. Savage's 
forces, has been In town arranging for the pre- 
miere of Little Boy Blue, the new opera b 
Henri Bereney, Al. Thomas and Edward Paul- 
ton, which opened at Harm an us Bleecker Hah 
November 20. Mr. Savage was on hand for the 
opening to see the show whipped into shape 
for its opening at the Lyric In New York, Nov- 
ember 27. 



Not fn the hb*tory of the theatre in New 
Haven has there been so disgraceful an episorte 
as that of Saturday night, • November 18. The 
occasion was the production of the Winter 
Oartfen Co. with Gaby Dtslys the feature of 
the evening- It nil happened at the Hyperion, 
the Shubert theatre, here. It was the big night 
theatrically, in - New Haven, the annual hf*» 
football game having hien played in the af- 
ternron and every theatre In town for that 
night having been sold to standing capacity, 
(fa\ ft in advance. 

Frttzl Sencff was to have been the attraction, 
bnt owinjr to some caprice of hers the engage- 
ment was cancelled. The Sbubcrts thinking to 
make splendid., amend to the students for her 
failure to appear, loaned the Winter Ganleu 
Company, with the fair Gaby, to the Hyperion 
for two nights. November 17 and IS. Seats 
the second night sold in the orchestra for $:{. 
the gallery seats at $2J - 

Friday night the theatre was filled v* 
town-folk, none of whom took any special ex- 
ception to the prcdnnctfba and all of .whom 
seemed to lifee Gaby Peslys tremendously. But 
on Saturday, only an hour before the curtain 
was to go up. Chief Cowles of the Police De- 
partment, sent for Mr. Eldrlrigp. the local 
manager of the Hyperion, and said there were 
oblrctlonable lines in Gaby's part that mnst be 
cut or the performance ronld not go on. 

in vain did Mr. Eldridge plead bis cause. 
The chief, acting on behalf of shocked New 
Havenites. was obdurate and Mr. Eldridge re- 
turned to the theatre with the annonncemeat 
that everything in the libretto except the mus- 
ical numbers must be cut. In all justice . to 
Mr. Eldridge and the Winter Garden Company 
It mnst be said that the chief did not give bis 
notice Tearly enough for them to do anything 
else and that the fact of the performance beins 
cut as It was, was due to that and not to any 
pe-vtsbness on the part of the management. 

The on? blunder the management made was 
In not announcing the close of the production 
when .the .final curtain wrnt down about forty- 
five minutes earlier than anticipated. Supposing 
.there was more to come the audience sat. wait- 
ing for twentv minutes. At last some on 1 ? 
called "the show Is over.** That was the signal 
for the students "to rush" the Rtage. 

Naturally they, felt aggrieved but they did* 
not wait to ascertain that Mr. Eldridge had not 
been given sufficient time to arrange the pro- 
gram as he would bad be been notified earlier 
in the day. And In any event whatever their 
grievance, they were hardlv justified In wreck- 
ing the theatre* as they did. Over $500 dam- 
age was done to the Interior of the house whil- 
the expensive electric sign outside was pelted 
with stones and other missies breaking it to 


Following Is a detailed list of what happened: 
Every pane of glass In the front doors shattered, 
cnsnidores thrown through treasurer's window. 
h'tnrf?cme raabocrany framed advertising plctur:* 
smashed to- bits, picture of Mr. Shuhert bl- 
wlth a chair seat, woodpn panel kicked ont 
«f the door, class-covered' case containing oneri 
gtpsses smasnxrt. a number of opera glasses 
Ktojen, others thrown, and broken, electric chan- 
delier on newel oost Hpned off. Many other 
side wall chandeliers were wrecked and badly 

tw*sted. v 

Mmiy sntts are threatened but In the calm 
of the day after It wonld s«*em to the sane 
mind that wherever the blonder may lie the 
Sbnberts are entitl* d to some sort of redress fnr 
the Insult otTrrrd their locnl manner and th* 
damage done their thentr* that night 



Mr. J. F. Ererbowrr., wjw was formerly man- 
ac«*r of tho New Thrarre here, was In town 
IfiSt week with his ••ttractlon — The Twent" th 
Century Minstrels, which appeared as the head- 
s' ncr at the above nlayhrnpn. Mr. Beerbower 
Is the mnmurer of the minstrel Ironne. 

Sparrows Point, which is adlacut to Bal- 
timore, is onite a thriving ln*l" S trlal center. 
The Mirrland Steel Woris owns and controls 
t' e *-;i!age which affords a 60 mlnute trolley 
r*«?e from the CUy Hall. There Is a population 
of (10N\ Inhabitants- wbo nre «-n*ragrd in pro- 
ducing at the steel works — sfeimr-'h'rs. govern- 
ment v**«sris. steel rails and =tmctnral steel. 
Several business men down there have realised 
th*»t the neop'e w-int amusements and • they 
will nrorlie the necessity. They will erect 
a tfo-storv. firrnroof- stmctnre Accn^ying a 
lot 50 by 112 fert and wlrn it Is completed thf 
total rest w'll an-onnr to S72.0fO. xiio f—* 
flr-o- win ronton eicht bowling alleys and the 
second floor will have a stajre 32x25 feet and 
eaulpprd for theatrlcij pumosns. w'.th a s~atin*r 
ea^acity of f»0f>. Th» h*»V w*It h» rr-nted to 
the organisations at t!**> Point for pnblic meet- 
in^ and private entertainments. 

The finale of a hapn.v romarce tvh'eh h-crnn 
. In rh™ S*"Ok*^ CItv st»ve- a i vears ago was cul- 
minated In this city November 14 and ni«-l<-s 
Boehert. business manager for M*ss Elsie F°r- 
•guson. was the leading man In the plot. Mr. 
Foehrrt Is well <ai".wn on the Rialt*>. Hp rl?it d 
Pittsburg* several years ago and attended a 
social affair. He met Miss Minnie Sbattwk 
daughter ef a Pittsburg fam'lv of wr>*yith anil 
Meh social standlna-. Friendship ripened Into 
love and owing to the faet that M»\ r'^ch'*****'- 
posiflon ke-ps htm ^traveling considerably, the 
mnrtship was condneted th**ongh ti. ? malls. M- 
Boctert was in. town making arrangements f ir 
his »t*raetlnn and the date for the wedding was 
set as sfsted above. Mies Shattnek arrived *a 
town before noon and after luncheon with her 
-flanc**. the conple were m°t by Mr. Tun*s F. 
IWn and Mr. John- T.. Fonl jr.. who accom- 

panied them in an automobile to the rectory 
of St. Ambrose's Catholic Church, where the 
ceremony was performed by Rev. Philip Welch. 
The bride wore a handsome traveling gown and 
a sealskin coat with a hat to match. The 
bride, and groom will make a short trip, afrer 
which they expect to make their home in Piits- 

The German training ship Hansa has been 
in port for three weeks and the officers, cadets 
and crew were the recipients of much hospital- 
ity. On the eveninc of November 14, Mr. Henry 
CI. Hilkrn entertained the officers and 2-t mid- 
shipmen at Ford's Opera House, where they 
witnessed Charles Cherry in The Seven S ? sters. 
Hearty laughter and much applause indicated 
that Kaisir Wllhelm's sailors greatly enjoyed 
the Hungarian comedy. The orchestra played 
German airs, during the Intermission and the 
men showed their appreciation by standing when 
The Watch on the Rhine was played. At The 
clcse of the performance, the andience gre;?t«*d 
the nun with applause and enthusiasm. 

Col. Henry TV. Savage with his personal 
st::ff and a retinue of mechanicians, was in town 
last week superintending th? premiere prcd'ie- i 
Hon of his latest musical success. The Little! 
Boy Blue. The play was presented at the Audi- 
torium, Xovember 13. The company was suc- 
cessful and the members worked hard all week 
with extra rehearsals to jxet the business of 
the parts running smoothly. The anihors of the 
play were also present and looking after their 
part of the job. Mr. Daniel Frawley and other 
dignitaries of Mr. Savage's staff were present 
to render assistance: 

Fete Cavanaugh was in town last week ar- 
ranging for the appearance of the grand opera. 
The Girl of the Golden West, which Mr. Savage 
put on at the Auditorium in three performances. 
November 22-23. The onera has been lavishlj 
exploited and the box-office will show a record 
for the good work. 

A well-known attorney, who is a close personal 
friend of Mr. Charles E. Ford, manager of the 
house which bears his name, happened to visit 

that as he was entering tbe box a girl appeared 
at the stage door near the box and said "Hello." 
and be went on the stage to speak to her when 
he was seized by the manager and ejected from 
the stage. He said he was handled roughly, 
causing him to strike the manager. 

Owin« to the long stretch between New Or- 
leans and Baltimore, Miss Alice Lloyd,- playing 
in Little Miss Fixit, could not make the jump 
from the Crescent City to appear at tbe Academy 
of Music In time for her opening performance 
Monday night. Manager Tunis P. Dean re- 
ceived the Information Sunday night regarding 
the belated arrival and through the newspapers 
he spread the tidings that there would be no 
show that evening. Announcement was made 
that monev would be refunded or tickets ex- 
changed for other evenings. 



This week is not marked by any special 
change in theatrical offerings at the leading 
theatres, the only new attraction of importance 
being Chantecler. Maude Adams' latest vehicle, 
which comes to the Hollis Street for a two 
weeks* stay. 

At the Shuhert , Materliuck's The Blue Bird 
has again bt en obliged to extend its engagement 
owing to the great demand from patrons for 
seats for this novel play. 

Elsie Janis still continues to draw the crowds 
to the Colonial. Her latest offering has ap« 
parently caught the public fancy and it is gen- 
erally conceded that The Slim ITiucess is a 
part for which she is better suited than any 
in which she has before appeared. 

Among the other attractions held over from 
last week are: Every woman, at the Majestic; 
Pomander Walk, at the Plymouth; Ben-Hur. at 
the Boston, aud Get-Rlch-Qulcfc WaHhigford. 
at the Park. 

The George Randolph Chester story, drama- 
tized by George M. Cohan, seems to be as 


Grace Grlswol.l. Wallace Worsley and Sadie Harris. Tills production is under the direction of 

Win. A. Brady. 

the jewelry store conducted by John Trockenbrot, 
324 W. Saratoga Street on November 17. On:* 
Of Mr. Trock;*nbrotb's rtansbters waited upon 
the lawyer anil two other ladies came forward 
from the rrar of the store while be was there. 
He (a- told that they were all sisters an I 
there were, seven of tbeni. The lawyer re- 
ported bis discovery to Mr. p.:rd. At the Sat- 
urday matinoe there were seven real sisters 
ocmcyins a box at the theatre as the guests 
of Mr. Ford, witnessins Cbarlts Cherry in 'the 
Seven Sisters. The real sisters ranged in 
aires frnm svvcu to twenty. 

Mr. Lawrence Perin. scion of a wealthy Bal- 
timore family, who is a well-known figure in 
society In Baltimore. New York. Kngland. 
Prance and Snain attended the performance 
of Miss Cbrlstie MacIVnald. in The Sprins- 
maid. November 1C. with several fr*ends. The 
gentlemen were attired in evening dress and oc- 
cupied a box. Mr. Perin slipped away from 
his frirnds durlns tiie performance and amblrn 
to the stage entrance to seek out a chorus girl 
who had caught his fancy. Hi' was met at the 
door by Walter C. Van Brunt, stage manager 
of tbe show. Van Brunt refused to let li'lm 
pass, anil Perin being -ersistent. struck Van 
Prnnt a sevrrc blow In the face. Van Brunt 
went for Patrolman P. B. Hahn. win was sta- 
tioned In front at the house. Perin was placed 
under arrr st. and helnc; atltred in evening dress 
created nnlte a scene at the patrol box. Van 
Brunt aceomnan'ei Mr. Perin in the anlo patrol 
to the Northwestern Police Station, where he 
made a charge of assault against the prisoner. 
Mr. Perln's absence from the box was not oh-' 
served and his friends were surprised to 1-nr t 
• f his arrest. They Immediately went In searcii 
f«"r the magistrate to secure his release. wh'f>- 
accomplished by giving ^."52 as collateral 
for his appearance the next mnrnlnir. Th- 
trial was set for 8 a. m. and Mr. Perin an- 
rw-rcrt and was flned by Justice Tyson $100 
and costs. Arrayed against the prisoner were: 
Mr. Van ?!runt. Herbert P. Dunster. librarian 
with the show: Walter 3. Beach, a watchman: 
Patrolman Ilahn and Harry B. Wolf, attornev 
for tile plaintiff. In his ilefrnse. Perin stnteii 

popular here as it was In New York and Chicago 
as attested by the fact Unit Wnllingfnrd Is now 
in its third month and the end of the. engage- 
ment not In sight. . 

Harrv Von Tilzer is the headliner at Keith's 
He will offir a number of his own compositions. 
Among others listed on the bill are Kdmourt 
Hayes and Company, In The Piano Mover; The 
Amores Sisters and a tabloid melodrama. The 

"End'* Fisher's cartoons seem well adapted 
for a basis of a musical comedy, for Mutt and 
Jeff are still attracting good patronage to the 
Globe, where the play is billed for an indefinite 

At the National the opera organization Is 
giving a vaudeville production of popular light 
operas, supplemented by a vaudeville bill or 
four acts. This week Chimes of Normandy is 
the chief part of the program. 

The Boston Onera House h-glns Its third 
season on November 27. with Samson and De- 
lilah as the opening bill. Zenatello anil Mnrla 
Gay are cast for the title roles and anion-; the 
other principals are Miss Diugli. G-lly and Mar- 
ilones. Andre-Cnplet will be the conductor. 

Buslneis continues .up to the usual standard 
at the three burles<|iie houses. Casino, Ga'cty 
and Howard, and the nunvrons moving picture 
houses down town nro gettini; their share of 
the box-oaire receipts. 


His Boysl Highness the Duke of Connnught 
JJ'V, "<"'" ""■ "''g Canadian Nntlonnl 
Exhibition litre next year. Manager .1 o. Orr 
Is trying to arrange to have a camp of military 
cadets from all parts of the British Empire. 

J. J! Hill and Geo. W. Moran. the 
enterprising local amusement promoters of note 
are to he congratulated on the success of their 
new innovation, a monster picture show with 
festival orchestra and soloists at the Immense 
M»ss".v Hall. The same wll l--> given every 
Saturday afternoon and evenlntr during the 


Thanksgiving week opened atmpiclously at ti# 
theatres, aud a good week's business is prom, 

Naughty Mariet ta was the offering at the 
Grand Opera House, begiuuing Monday eveulur 
November 27. Hie play sirved to exploit tie 
talents of Mile. Emma Trciulul, and Hie little 
singer had no trouble in duplicating in Clu- 
cinnatl her triumphs in other cities. Wan» 
Ihe piece Is a comic opera, there is euusldiTable 
of the music that reaches to the plane ol 
grand opera, but no doubt the composers when 
writing it had In mind Mile., Trentinl's extra- 
ordinary vocal gifts. The star came in for 
most of the applause, but there were a number 
of other clever people and capable singers In 
the company who received their share, notably 
Henry Taylor', tenor: Marian Xee. a contralto' 
and Ilnrry Turpln. In the base rule. William 
Welp and Harriet Marlotte /were seen lo ad- 
vantage in the comedy parts. The chorus and 
orchestra were recruited from the ranks of the 
former Manhattan Opera House. New York, ana 
their good work reflected creditably upon their 

Liebler & Co. nn-sented The I>eep Purple at 
line Lyi'Ie Tln-att-e, mmning Sunday Might, * 
November 20. The play Is distinctly a melo- 
drama, and despite the strong opposition of- 
-rentlnl and comic opera, across , the street, 
proved that Cincinnati is not lacking in de- 
votees of this class of amusement. The play 
Is a strong and Interesting one, and the varliais 
parts were excellently porlrayril by a well, 
balanced cast. Miss Ada Dwyer, 'as Frisco 
Kate, carried off the honors, and : Sydney Booth. 
Violet Homing. W. J. Ferguson and . lloliert Cain 
were also prominent. 

The Orphetun Players gave some very creilit- 
able performance .>f ZnugwiH's The -Melting Pot. 
This piece is rather beyond the capabilities of 
the avi.-rage stork companKs. but the Orplieum 
Company handled It ver.y uicely. A good week's 
business was the result. ' 

The rural drama Qtllhcy Adams Sawyer was 
the bill offerrd by the Olympic Stock Company. 
Plays of this type are always wilcomc. and 
this one was thoroughly enjoyed by the Sunday 
audience. The company Is well cast and the 
staging excellent. 

Hilly B. Van. funny as ever, was the main 
part of the show at the Walnut. A Luelty 
Hoodoo was the vehicle, and Billy B. was ably 
assisted by the Beaumont Sisters and a. number 
of other clever and entertaining people. 

Irene Franklin was the headliner at Keith's, 
and easily demonstrated her . right to the position. 
Wie was assisted by Burt Green at the piano. 
The Darting of Paris Is said to be the biggest 
pantomimic act on the stage. The act Is really 
a good one. and although pantomime has never 
proven popular in this city. It wa» well received. 
The i.ittlc straneer. a tdcrtcb seen here for tor. 
tlrst time, is reminiscent of Checkers, sad 
made a big bit. Others on the bill were Mullen 
and Coogan. ,iu A Broadway Trim: Brown and 
Newman. In Original Nonscnslcaiifics: The 
Hughes Musical Trio. Ellda Morris, singer, and 
Treat's Seals, a flue animal act. - 

The Empress is proving to be one of the most 
popular houses in town, aud . particularly as a 
family theatre. . Good hills are the rule, and 
this week's Is no exception. Eugene Powers 
and Company have a good character sketch. The 
Picture of Dorli n Grey. Sydney Grant's roon- 
logite consisted of some new and clever stuff. 
Benuiueton Bros, have a strong act any way 
you take It. I_c* Gougets. musicians: I-a Toees. 
romrdy Juggler, and Phil Bennet. the Alpine 
Troubadour, and Enipres»cope completed an en- 
tertaining bill. 

No Mother to Guide Her was Just to . the 
liking of Henek's patrons. The piece contains 
a number of interesting dramatic situations. 

The new Robinson had a fairly good bill, with 
tiie Royal Midget Trio featured. 

The Allditorlini Inaugurated a spilt vaude- 
ville bill, changing on Sunday and Thursday. 
Several hlgli-clnss nets were presented for the 
test half of the week. 

After four experiments .with stock, the n^w 
Lyceum opened Xovem'ier IP with moving pie- 
tirres, and expects to continue this policy 
throughout the balance of the season. Pictures 
will be changed dai-y. Mil tie Pe Vere. dtrrctor 
of the last stock company, has returned to his 
home In Cleveland to open there. 

rilly Watson and his famous Bei>f Trust 
entertained the patrons at People's during the 
week. This organization Is always sure "f the 
crowds In this city. . 

Robie's Knickerbocker* were the card at lie 
Standard. Roger InihofT and several ass stants 
furnished plenty of fun. While the chorus fur- 
nished the good looks, 

Harry Lander appeared at Mnslc Hill Nov m- 
bor 22 fur two performance*. A good crowd 
witnessed the matinee, while the evening audi- 
ence practically piled the big hall. 

A writ of attachment was served on Mr. 
Lander while ri sting between the two per- 

The attachment was the Teenlt of a suit 
fllrd In Magistrate George W. Tihbles's Court 
by the Walnut Hills District. Till* griliih t"-- 
who seek to recover Jill) for signal servlc" ren- 
ilrreil Lander during h's performtners at the Or- 
plieum Theatre In 11)10. Cunstnbles Philip M>n- 
borth and Jacob Frolimnn s lwd a triuilt con- 
taining Lander's costmnrs to satisfy the allien- 
incnt. Attorney Harrv ness. on behiilf j»r 
Ivander. gave a redelivery bond, and the aitacii- 
ment was nleasisl.. 

The receipts of the Chocolate Soldier, that 
played at the Lyrle Theatre Nov. 12 to 111. 
were ntlaclied on the latter evening on a writ 
Issued liy Magistrate Hanni cpon the aiinlica- 
tlon of. four clionis men of the company, vchn 
I'sserted they had not been paid their salaries 
for the week. The men allege they were 
told ther would he paid In Louisville on Inrs- 
day. This, they said, would not do. They were 
neenstom-d to being paid on Satnnlay and did 
not wnnt any change. The management stated 
the chorus had received notice of the ehanse 
the week before. After the attachm-"' '"J 
matter was settled. It Is said that three of 
the men wen* discharged. , 

Doris Holmes, in, who lias been employed in 
n local picture show, was arrested November i» 
on the charge of being a fugitive from Justice. 
The girl Is wanted In Covington, Ky.. to answer 
Ion ehirce of ernnd larceny. : . 

M!ss Malsd Itlegrlman. n Cincinnati girl. mn«J 
a successful debut Nnvenihrr 18 as n grann 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


Events in Big American Cities 

,|.. r;i Htar at the Metropolitan Oiwra House In 

' 'jisiMiii 'lif'Bhlnock, of Xew York, vl«i presi- 
dent ami treasurer of the Sliubert Amusement 
Co was In Cincinnati November 22, and spent 
miirli o£ "Is time in conference with George 
It Cox, one of the director* of tola company. 
Mr. Uliiuock stated that his visit here had no 
oartleular significance, however. He stated two 
nromimut men have recently taken stock in the 
Shubert Amusement Co. 

Mr. lUiinock admitted that the object of en- 
'Isthis new capital in the concern was for the 
iiurlHWe of addlns new attractions and in- 
creasiiiK the company's chain of theatres. The 
names of the new stockholders, he stated, would 
be made public within a very short time. Mr. 
Khinixk further declared that his visit here 
had no bearlne on the interests of Mr. Cox. 
which lie holds with the Shubt-rt Amusement Co.. 
anil was here merely to pay a social visit to his 
ritiughtcr while returning to New York from 
ChlcuKO. ■ ■ 

Manaeer Hermann Kltt, of the Music Hall 
Sloitlnw Itink. Is planning a season of skating 
enjoyment. The athletes will have their flinj?; 
*o will the graceful skaters and those social ly 
inclined. The first musical block parly of the 
season will be held a week from Thursday. 
Season tickets will be awarded the winners. 
A "rulte" party is In preparation. Skaters will 
he asked to dress like country folks at a barn 
.laiiee. The rink Is thronged with happy skaters 
daily, many becinners being In .evidence. 

■Miss Selma Herman, the .popular actress, was 
a visilor : in the city November ; 19. She had 
come on to join her brother, manager of School 
Davs.. Co.. for a brief vacation, but was com- 
Iielled to leave the same evening for Sew York. 

After witnessing the performance of the Gus 
Edwards musical comedy at the Walnut In 
the afternoon, she hurried to the Lyric to say 
"howdy" to Colonel Fennrssy and oUit'rs of her 
friends, among them Colonel Jim Whalten, of 
Louisville, who is here for ' a short stay. 

Miss Herman has not been In' the best of health 
since the death of her mother, ami after reach- 
ing New York purposes taking a long and much- 

aeeded rest. 


The elejjant new Burns Theatre at Colorado 
Springs will soon be finished and It Is reported 
there will be a large delegation of Denver peo- 
ple who will attend the op-ning performance. 

The Itroudway Theatre continues Its big rnn 
of good attractions. 

We are advised the Lake Side Amusement Co. 
will build a much larger and better scenic rail- 
way to replace tie one deslroyed by Are a few 
weeks ago. The skating rink and dancing 
pavilion were not touched by the are. and as 
a consequence you will find a larse attendance 
tit both amusement place* every Saturdav ami 

Out at the Tulllerlen Park the big motor evele 
races are the main attraction everr Sund.iv. 
and with cold weather coming on. the track 
is lightning fast and some elegant records es- 

The moving picture hoeses have been doing a 
nice business the past few wreks and Thanks- 
giving week was almost « record breaker, so 
with the Christmas week coming, the managers 
aave fuimetbing good to looK forward to. 



St. I/inls this week Is well provided for In the 
amusement line. Tor all our theatres have splen. 
did attractions, and. the added attractions are 
above the average. - 

The many friends of Mr. Walter Sariforl. 
manager of the Olymxle Theatre heie. will re- 
Rret to lenrn that he Is verv 111 In this cltv. H!« 
wife was called to the city this week, and all 
St. uuils i« wisliing for his speedv recovery. 

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir -.-ave two" con- 
certs in (Ms cltv on November |S end IP. On 
Nindsr evening the concert was given In the 
i-arrick Theatre nnd en Monday at the Odeon. 
Both concerts drew well. 

The Health and Sinltn-.y Show at the Col!- 
seum this week Is something new and Is mak- 
ing a m-st fnvnraWe Impression upon the large 
""""'"''<•'■• '*f. Tayne Intends to make this 
show an anminl event hercarter. 

The Jesse ttnrsell Troupe have reached St. 
Innla from the Coar.t. where thev plnye.1 mmr 
succfssrul I weeks over the hest circuits In Call- 
fern, and as fnr n" Honolulu. They are booked 
!> . " C? r " T '' vr weeks, when they go oxer 
the Western Vaudeville Time. WIzInrde Trio are to return to St. Louis 
S," /<"» <"> .'he Crawford Time, and then 

tne> g 0 on the SMithim Interstate Time for tee 
"inter. They will n,» loeiitetl witlt one of the 
ldir circuses ne-ct season. 

The New Hipnodrome. which . Is In lis second 
«eck here. Is playing tic overflow business ev. 
7JI r '. 11 l * Impossible to gain admission f'tr 
any performance unless yoti stnnd in line for 
" f hn,,r - ««'! then i»rhaps to 
? ! m "' a away with tKe sold out sign! dispm red. 
» is the most wnnrtorful ten cent s''ow ever put 
•>n /inn evervone In St. Lours Isurolng. 

several hundred members of the theatrical pro- 
["sl^n and their frlen ts attended the opening of 

i. n .NV y . T 1 '. 0 '":^" 1 n,,b - Nnv.:.1i«. at the Re- 
M-nt Hotel In this city, where the club rwms 
j locate* All were gnests of Elmer E. Cntni'- 

ii. |ir<nHetrr of the hotel and orgnnluer of the 
■ Refreshments nnd cigars were provided. 
»«il everyhodv enjoyed themselves to the fullest 
,i.. I'm " T, "e enterlnlnmcnt consisted of a van- 
eb i f ?r o 1 r ." m . nm I <lnnclng. This Is the only 

rnn ,.f |t s k|„ rt |„ Sr- J^nl*. and Is for the lien- 
viu or r — 

demand for encores that It interfered with the 
progress of the play until the audience got 
enough. The song was catchy and the singer's 
range beautiful. Miss Janet Adair and Mis* 
Illekey were again cast In a sketch by hemsclvL-s 
' and gave us rag time song - and music as we sel- 
dom bear It. This organization Is packing tin. 
Princess whenever It is billed to appear. 

Silas Leackinan has returned from his tour of 
the Southern fairs with his eight-legged educated 
horse, and states that the trip was financially 
good besides being extremely pleasant. He will 
winter in Chicago. 

The American Curtain and Supply Company 
have moved into their new offices here anil are 
now a solid St. Louis enterprise. They have 
moved here from Denver, Col,, and have already 
become acclimated. Their volume of business is 
large and shipping facilities being better here 
they moved their headquarters here. They munu 
fa dure the Radium Gold Daylight- Screen Tor 
motion pictures. WILL J. FARLEY. 


Jeff KHeber, at one time treasurer at the 
American and Empire Theatre, was in the city 
with Henry Woodruff Company. Jeff is some star 
in the chorus work. 

Charles Schafter. treasurer of the Empire, is 
back again on little ^Broadway, after three weeks 
at the Toledo Hospital. 

Dave Kline ami George Taylor of Chicago, 
two well-known theatrical men. are now in the 
electrical Hue. They are little merchants of 
the streets, delivering heaters for hot water for 
cafe use. * 

The show men are at their height in this 
city, iu booking dances. During the comlug 
month the treasurers, billposters, stage craft 
and outside hitlers will have balls. 

Harry France, who looks very much like The 
Silver King, has re -urned tome after several 
months trooping in Canada. Harry will at 

his New York company, in Mr. Wilson's own 
comedy. The Bachelor's Baby, at the Majestic 
the week beginning December 4. 

J. George of 257 Dan forth Avenue, Jersey 
City, is appearing this week at Keith's under 
the stage name of "Gregoria," in a musical act 
which has been most favorably received. 

Gilmore Scott of Jersey City, who, during his 
theatrical life, has played with such stars as 
Janauscheck, Margaret Mather, Mrs. Leslie Car- 
ter, from Zaza, to the end of her engagement 
with Davfd Belasco, appeared for the first time 
at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday afternoon, 
in Zan Zaza. a mystical act, written and 
staged by himself. Mr. Scott went on unher- 
alded and scored a distinct success. 

Walter D. Greene, native of this city, and 
at one time a member of the stock company that 
was at the Bijou Theatre (now Keith's) when 
the late John W. Holmes was manager, made hi sv 
debut at the Majestic last week in Mother, 
under the management of William A. Brady. 
'Mr. Greene has h»«i mm-h pxDcriPDce, having 
tr^uped with repertoire companies for a number 
of seasons and he came into his home town sur- 
rounded by a capable acting company, a g " 
play nnd a liberal manager. His many friends 
availed themselves r of the opportunity to set* 
their favorite at his very best. Mother is an 
excellent play with a most interesting p'ot un 
all who saw It were well pleased. The house 
did rapacify business all week. 

elmer e. nrsii. 


Miss Rhoda Reldell cf this city appeared be- 
fore Chief of Police ilealey, November 13, to 
ascertain If she could procure a warrant for 
the arrest of T. L. Warnes. who conducted what 
was supposed to be a theatrical agency in the; 
Northwestern Building here, and who gained con- 
siderable local notcriety, as the "tape- mt a»sur«.»' ' 
man. for which offense a warrant was issued' 
some time ago and Warms fled from the city. 


One of the most successful of recent theatrical offerings is the morality play. Everywoman, 
produced by Heury W. Savage. The play is this season duplicating Its popularity of last year. 

onre start building scenery for several reper- 
toire shows. 

Cristo. the wonder In the publicity world, 
and now connectf d with the . Auditorium The- 
atre, can eat oystorg with his tack bammer. 

Harry Clark has not been heard from in 
months, and It will soon be necessary to '.feeml 
out a tracer t:i locate the well-known clown. 

Jule Pierce Is n^v handling nil the scouting 
of B. C. Whitney's The Show Girl. 

Lew Bendlck and Hugh Dougherty, the old 
minstrel kings, were with its' at Keith's. Lew 
told many interesting stories of the days, whoa 
he drove a delivery wagon here. 


memVrg or the theatrical profession. The 
, £. c !y* , f, ' pm n P lnc <* to «pend Idle nio- 
«'n » stationery, npwspapers and mngaT-ncs 

time." * VR ° n hnn,t t0 aS8,8t ,n 4 ' kimn R 
tiv l ? ! . t \ M i T " r<1k,n ^"Winn Ballet Is booked for 
v )L M * I rfn rmnwM.« here at the Odeon Theatre on 

nhor 3 - Drcrmhet 1. 
a ., 1 ti;^ l> i n i7 o S r^V* Minstrel Mnlds Bcored 
.J . , Jil f November 18. when they put 

} „' skIt cnllPd SehoM Dnys. at the Princes , 
u,nire. TI-e skit Is full or cometiv n nrt betrer 
Y" Wf * "ivo seen of this character. Th« * 

u'LL'v » lc,,t Bpot tli,K wwk wa8 tt>nt or 

tX** lu , wN >!»p ""IP" contralto voice fairly 
niiiih'd through the audience. So great was the 



The Majestic is the Mecca this week for the 
theatregoers. Henrietta Crosmau and her com- 
pany in an everyday comrdy. The Real Thiug. 
the comedy t^iat played at the Maxiue Elliott 
Theatre for months. 

The Real Thing Is the kind of a piny that 
will please everybody. There is a langh for 
every minute of the two hours and a half and 
a thwne that is appealing to all. Miss Crcsman. 
who in private life Is Mrs. Maxiriee Campbell, 
for the first time in her career has with h^r. 
ber two children In the cast, who arc net only 
really children but who are clever; in fact per- 
fect little artists. The east is the same as 
played In New York and the play comes will, 
thi* reputation of the best. 

Manager Frank J3. Henderson Is bringing all 
the big Broadway productions over on the Jer- 
sey side. Week of November 27, Valeska Snr- 
rat, In The Red Rose. With Miss Surrat will 
be a company of 72 people, comprising a chorus 
of fifty and a cast of 22 celehrateil entertainers. 
It Is the first b>g musical company to leave New 
Tork because It was the first one to open there 
enrly In the summer. 

A more than ordinary important event In the 
local theatrical season will be the appearance 
of the famous comedian. Francis Wilson, and 

| Miss Reldell states that Warnes has . possession 
! of ber manuscript of the drama. The Strength 
; of Character, written by her. and that he has 
, also in his safe- keeping. $150. which she gave 
| h'm to use In arranging for the production of 
J the play. Bet rcti ve Thomas P. Gleason was as- 
; signal- to the case. It is b?lleved by the police 
that Warnes Is In Milwankte. 

Governor A. O. Eberhart of this state, re- 
celvfd an invitation from a St. Paul motion 
picture theatre, November 15, to witness a 
picture of the routine- life of the boys at the 
State Trainlne, School at Red Wing, Minn. 
Other state officials were also invited to attend, 
and the Governor declared that If the ' films 
were plain enough to reveal the faces of the 
boys at the school, the superintendent and 
Board of Control had been negligent in their du- 
ties, saying that the broad-cast publication of 
the punishment of th*>se boys wonld infme th rt m 
materially In the future, and that if any one 
complained of the exhibition of these p'ctnrcs, 
he -would have the showing of sarce stopped. 

Word has brren rccelvrd that Merrill "D. 
Howe, the former popular treasurer of the Lyric 
Theatre here, will be treasurer at the Shubert 
Tlieatre of Kansas City. Mo. Another well- 
known manager. Charles Salisbury, who was 
foneerly In charge of the Lyric here. Is now 
business manager of the all-star cast of Pina- 

Manager S. L^ Rothapfel of the Lyric Theatre 
has made a nunibrr of changes in the staff 
of entertainers at that place of amusement. R. 
Ostregan Is conductor of the orchestra, and th 
soloists are Dr. Ray Morehouse. Molly Gleason 
Mullhearn. Martha Butler and B. F- F**rster. 
The Pictures De Luxe of the dayl:ght proeess 
offered by this thratre are enjoying an exclusive 
patronage.- which is rapidly growing and the en- 
tertainment given Is well worth*- of patronage. 

Malinl. the well-known magician, entertained 
the Minneapolis Club at their smoker, Satur- 
day, November 18. 

Henry Miller, who appeared In The Havoc 
at the Metropolitan Opera House here, the 
week of, November 12, distributed 350. tickets 

gratis to the members of the literature classes 
of the English department of the University of 
Minnesota, of which Dr. Richard Burton Is the 
head, the occasion arising from the fact that 
Dr. Burton, wishing all of bis students to wit- 
ness the production, telephoned, the case to Mr. 
Miller with this result. 

Paul Le Marquand, president of the Starland 
Theatre Circuit of Canada, was in the Mill City, 
Thursdav November 16, closing negotiations on 
the leasing of the property at Eighth and Wa- 
basha Streets. St. Paul. Minn., for the erection 
of a theatre by the circuit. The building in 
question is on the southeast corner and will: 
require remodeling and alterations to the extent 
of about $30,000. Mr. Marquand announced that 
houses would also be erected here and In- Dn>V 
luth, Minn., thus opening an American circuit. 

The circuit In -Canada now consists of fourteen 
houses between Port Arthur and Vancouver, two 
of these being in Winnipeg. 

Mert Grlbble, well-known to carnival and cir- 
cus employees, Is back in Minneapolis again, 
after an extended trip through the South. Mert v 
says he has been in Kentucky and Ohio, ami when 
in Cincinnati, he visited Bill Raynor and H. 
Robinson cf the Empress Theatre, both of 
whom "were formerly attached to the- Unique 
Th-atre of this city. 

At a meeting of the Federation of Cmnrch 
Clubs of the North Side, Saturday evening, 
November 18, it was decldid to Investigate the 
character of the motion pictures being shown In 
that part of the city. A committee of five 
was apiiointed to visit the various North Side 
motion picture shows and make a report. 

Theodore Marston. a local boy. Is this season 
playing in William H. Crane's company: 

A conference of state and St. Paul city of- : 
ficlals, who met in St. Paul Saturday, November 
MS.'- decided that there was no ordinance under 
which they could prevent the exhibition of the 
motion pictures of the Red Wing Training School 
boys at work. In that city, : and accordingly re- 
solved to put the matter up to the St. Pan! 
chief of police, and allow him to stop same by 
requesting ^tbe exhibition to ; cease. Protesta 
have ; already been rweired Bj - Slayor Hayues of 
this city, against the exhibition of these pic- 
tures here, but as there has as yet been no at- 
tempt made to show them In Minneapolis, the 
city officials have taken no action in the matter. 

Jerome White, the nopnlar local baritone^ ta 
back at the Unique Theatre again, singing In 
duet with Miss Thompson. 

C. E. Van Duzee, owner of the Van tynet* 
Film Exchange here, and one. of the best-known 
and most prominent motion, picture men in the 
country, has disposed of his interests .here to 
a New York Exchange. Mr. Van Duzee was 
identified with the motion picture business from 
its infancy, having controlled the old calcium 
sterroptlcon system here, long before the picture* , 
had been Invented. He gave all of his employee* 
a farewell banquet at the National Hottf 
Dutch Room here. Saturday night. November 18. 



John Cort presented La wrance D'Orsay. . In 
The Earl of Pawtucket, to good business, week 
November 13. The play tells both an amusing 
and interesting story which Is developed from 
tt-e amusing and interesting novel Idea of an 
Enelish nobleman trying to pose as an American 
and thus reversing the nsnal order of things. 
D'Orsay Is surrounded by a most capable com- 
pany in Katfcerine Emmett, E<outs ' Sydmett. Su- 
sanna Bnsholme. H. J. Carvill.' Ernest Elton. 
John Alden. Leonard Ide. Robert W. Smiley. 
Harry Driscole. John" Taylor, Lewis Panhenter 
an-l G. W. Stewart. 

Katie Putnam, who made such a great suc- 
cess in William Brady's Mother, at the Moore 
Theatre, wrek November 6. and who has been 
absent from the stage for eleven years, says: 
"She will now remain as long as they want m* 
and as long as congenial roles offer.** She paid 
Seattle tnt» following tribute: "I have been, 
all over the United States many times and 
evfry nook and corner of Europe and I wish to 
say very emphatically that for sh**er scenic 
splendor, the combination of - water; forest and 
mountains which one sees on your Lake Wash- 
ington Boulevard, is absolutely unrlvalrd. Yon 
people can't realize it, because yon have it all 
the t^me. but yo^r visiters reallre It." 
:...:"'.. Plans : for the: new club-rooms of "the Seattle 
Press Club were annroved November 10 bv 
the surcrintendent of buildings and a permit 
was i-snrd to the Metropolitan Bnild'ng Company 
to remodel their structure at 1311 Fifth Avenn - 
into' onarters; for the organization at a cost 
of *4,000. 

The " Metropolitan Theatre remained dark 
during wrek; November 13. on aero?mt of th - * 
death of Kyle Bellew. to be fallowed by three 
straight come«lii>s and all snrcpssfnl ones, the 
first of thrm will be The Country Boy. 

Doc Slocum. who has .lust retnrwd from South- 
western Alaska, exhibited motion pictures of 
that h»nut J fol scenic country ^ on trial at ttJe 
Orpheum Theatre Novembrr^Tl and ; were foun?l 
to be interesting and instructive. 

One of the New York papers recently car- 
ried under big h adlihes the statement that Man- 
ager John Cort Is to Immediately remove bis 
hendnnarters to San Francisco. When Inter- 
viewing Mr. Cort's representative in Seattle he 

"I Identify the story just printed as a con- 
tinuation of the rumor that has beea in circula- 
tion for many inonths. : withent anv fonmlation. 
so far as I know. Those of ns In th? home office 
have not b en advised by Mr. Cort that any re- 
moval of the business ftom Seattle to any other 
cltv Is in contemplation." 

Timothy D. Sullivan of New York ; City has 
btH-n '■.;■ the gnest of John W. ■ Consldlne during ■ 
the week of November 13. 


Sylvia De Frankle. wI*o has been known in 
vaudeville as **Tl-e LUtle Girl with tl>e Big 
BllHken.** has signed for a season In mnslc-il 
comedy with Jos. M. G«ltes. She opened No 
vember 20 in Providence. R. I., with Ralph 
Hera In Dr. De Luxe, playing the part of Kitty. 

Additional Big City Ltttert wil 
be found on page 58. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


Entire Outfit of the Show Sold at Indianapolis by Fiss, Doerr & Carroll— Property 
Realizes $39,000, and is Split Up Among a Number of Circus Owners 
—Sale Well Attended Despite Inclement Weather 

Indianapolis, Imi., Nor. 24 (Special to The 
Billboard). — There -was a large gathering of 
the circus clans in this city today in attend- 
ance at the sale of the Danny Robinson Show, 
which was auctioned oft* by Fiss, Doerr & Car- 
roll of New York. The day was cold and 
dreary, not an Ideal circus day by any -means, 
and yet the circus folk were out in large num- 
bers, proprietors, managers, agents and at- 
taches, every tent show of any prominence, ex- 
cept the Weldman. Singling and Buffalo Bill 
Shows being, represented- Colonel Hall, of 
Lancaster. JIo.. and B. E. Wallace were ab- 
sent and also old man Anderson, who did much 
to enliven the Cory sale. 

When the sale first started it looked as if it 
would' not be financially successful, for the 
prices were not op to those bid at similar sales, 
however, before the noon hour was passed it 
became evident that the New York gentlemen 
had not lost anything by their speculation in 
the property of tbe Danny Robinson Show. 
Johnny Itorblnsou was perhaps tbe heaviest 
buyer, and he did much to make tbe sale a 
success. Others -who bought quite heavily were 
Andrew Downey. J. A. Jones, E. Haag, Chas. 
Sparks. Jerry Mngavln. the Ship & Feltns 
Shows. Fred Buchanan and Frank Hatch. Tbe 
purchases- made revealed a variety of pur- 
poses on the part of the bidders. Frank (Hatch 
bought tbe band wagon for $480 and tbe 
calliope for* $000. and also another wagon and 
one sleeping car for $875 to be used in putting 
out another' water carnival. Mr. Backenstow, 
of Mazeppa Horse fame, of Columbus, also was 
quite a purchaser as well as Whitle Lykons. 
Lew Hoffman, of tbe Capital City Amuse- 
ment Co. of St. J»aul nought three of the cars 
and tbe Mt. Vernon Car Co. and the Venice 
Transportation Co. about cleaned up the bal- 
ance. \The Block and elephant cars all went 
to the builder*, the stock cars bringing almost 

$rtOO each and the elephant car sold for $700 
to the Venice people. Tbe flat cars sold well, 
bringing from $275 to $463 each. Mr. Graber. 
representing a steel company of Chicago, bought 
three of tbe flats. The Young Buffalo Shows 
were represented by Mr. Seavers and Mr. 

Cochrane and were heavy buyers of horses and 
some minor properties. E. Haag. of Mighty 
Haag fame, bought the entire cooking outfit 
for 200 people for $80, while Johnny Robinson 
bought the bulk of the wardrobe for $B0. Mr. 
Robinson also tied bimseif up well with most 
of tbe rope offered for sale, which he bought 
at bargain prices. The United States Tent Co. 
Of Chicago bought the largest proportion of the 
canvas and poles which went at bargain prices. 
The only camel offered was sold to Mr. Robin- 
son for $150. while Walter Main, -who was a 

frequent bidder Anally got his name on the 
clerk's book by the ' purchase of eight dogs 
for $52.50. Doc Martin of the New York 
Hippodrome wade many purchases of" horses 
and smaller animals and some properties. In- 
cluding several pair of Shetland ponies which 
he secured at $200 per pair and the llama at 
$10. Mr. Martin also bought Snowball, a beau- 
tiful ring horse for $190. 

The most Important sales consisted of the 
animal acts. Before these were offered their 
acts were shown by- the trainers, the lion act 
and the leopard act both proving to be ex- 
ceptionally strong. Johnny. Robinson bought 
both, paying $2,200 for the five Hons and prop- 
erties and $1,300 for the five handsome leopards 
He nought the steel : arena for $55. Mr. Downie 
secured the smaller of the two elephants. -Babe, 
for $1,550 and Mr. Backenstow. of Columbus, 
paid an even $1,000 for Ml. the largest ele- 
phant. The cages, tableau and ticket wagons 
sold for fair prices, but the baggage wagons, 
carts and chariots went dirt cheap and many 
of them, were bought by Frank Bobbins, while 
Buchanan, Downie, Haag, et al.. made scat- 
tering pnrchases In that line. Baggage 
wagons were bid In at prices ranging from $70 
to $90. and the cages went for prices ranging 
from $150 to $300. 

The sale was undoubtedly profitable to all 
concerned. Much or the property sold was new 
or practicaly so. the cars were almost new 
and in fine condition. Where the stuff did not 
go at bargain prices extremely cheap, it was 
. because it was evident that It was worth much 
| -more. Tbe stock was likewise in first class 

condition, but did not bring extravagant prices. 
Air. Downie had almost a monopoly la the 
harness department, but was well satisfied with 
his bargains. Many of the best deals were 
made by Whitle Lyklns, and J. G. Robinson 
was not asleep either when bargains were 
being passed out — especially in the rope and 
miscellaneous departments. 

The following is only a partial list -of the 
showmen present, including proprietors and pur- 
chasers, managers, agents and others affiliated 
in various ways with the business: Gov. "Jack" 
Robinson. J. G. Robinson and also Cbas. Rob- 
inson. Chas. Sparks, E. Haag, Geo. Sun, Fred 
Buchanan, J. Augustus Jones. Jerry Mugavin, 
■Walter Main, V. C. Seavers, W. E. Franklin, 
Frank Gentry. Frank A. Robbins, Rhoda Royal, 
E. D. Roberts. W. W. Brown. Harry Ghan. 
Frank Hatch. D. D. LaRue. Geo. Steele, Ab. 
Scott, Doc Ogden, E. Seibel. James Patterson, 
Arthur Bonsihger. J.. C. MeCafferty. Warren 
B. Irons. C. G. Bolte, Fred Locke. Ed Boland, 
Thos. Ryan. Lew H. Morris, Mike Bodkins. 
Chas. JIcKeran, Earl Burgess. J. F. Long- 
botham. Jack Posey, T. J. Wilson, Whitle 
Lykins. the Martin Brothers. J. .1. Blank, Ed. 
Knnpp. Tommy Ryan, ■ J. P. Fagan, D. F. 
Lynch. T. P. Ambrose, Art Decoma. J. D. New- 
man, Barney Pratt. Andrew Downey, Jay Cook, 
Roy Feltns, 1. N. Bnllington. W. O. Tarkington. 
James Morrison. Tom -Monahan and R. 'M. Har- 
vey. The printing houses were represented by 
Arch and Andrew Donaldson. J. R. Lowe and 
M. L. Kellogg. 


Gov. Robinson forgot that he was not a 
youth ami started in his auto car overland 
from Cincinnati to Indianapolis, but when 
within fourteen miles of the latter city he was 
so chilled that be had to take tbe train. 

The onlv serious mishap of the sale: the loss 
of an overcoat by Chas. Sparks— but he soon 
recovered both himself and his coat. 

Three goaty- goats sold for fifty cents per. 

The animal trainers were given liberal ap- 
plause after their acts of demonstration with 
tbe lions and leopards. 

The Irrepressible Danny Robinson was verv 
much in evidence and did all he could tu boost 
the bidding by telling of the merits of the 

Thomas Percival and Warren B. had an ei- 
tended repartee debate in the lobby of the 
Clay-pool — but that Is no Indication thev were 
stopping there. 

The tirst sale made was chock blocks, a lot Of 
120. and J. G. Robinson, was the bidder, the 

price paid being ST. 

"Uncle. Ben" Wallace was missed, and scores 
of people asked for him. It seemed for 
awhile as if the sale could not be a success 
without him. 

Before the sale there were several rumors 
abroad, most of which would have been a sur- 
prise to the parties concerned. There were 
many of them dispelled by the results of the 
sale. For instance, it bad been rumored that 
a certain show was not going out next season, 
and yet at this sale that show was a heavy 

Just to keep up tbelr reputation for being 
incorrect one of the Indianapolis papers an- 
nounced that it was the John Robinson Rhow 
that was : being sold. 

Three-ring horses were replevlned by a Jar* 
rider with the Danny Robinson Show the day 
before the show, but the New fork firm put 
up a bond and got them again in time for the 
sale. ' 

There were five sleepers sold, tbe prices heirnr 
$700. $735. $875. $380 and $180. The adver- 
tising car sold for $425. and was bought by 
Mr. Hoffman of tbe Capital City Carnival Co. 
of St. Faul- 

The Young Buffalo Show made some good 
purchases. Mr. Seavers was present and like- 
wise his representative, Mr. Cochran. 
| The gross receipts of the show, including 
the baggage stock, which was sold in New- 
York, amounted to approximately $3P.O0O. It 
is understood that Fiss, Doerr & Carroll bought 
, it from the assignee for $28,000. 
I Jake Newman was a frequent bidder, bnt as 
his limit was $1.75. he failed to land anything. 

i r. m. n. 



Fall River, Mass., Nov. 23. — Miller' Bros. & 
Edward Arlington's 101 Ranch Wild West closed 
their - fourth season at Befflands, ,Qal., Nov- 
ember 24, making 33 weeks of etmtinaous tj;a,vel 
and prosperity despite the. fact^that>'the past i 
season -has-; been acknowledged.' as a hard, one I 
by the different tented . aggregations. The show j 
covered 14,087 miles, gave performances in 25 
different states and had fewer accidents and 
mishaps than any season since tbe show bas been 
on the road.' .The ontflt will winter , at Venice, 
Cal.. and open out there next spring. ^_ 

Miss Lulu. Parr, at the closing of the Two 
Bills' Show, joined the 101- and finished out the. 
remainder of this .season with that show. She, 
has signed up for 1912 with the 101. | 

Uncle Bill Fanlfcner. boss hostler with the 
101 outfit, left the show, at Vaughn. New Mex- 
ico, on account of ill health and retnrni>d to 
his home In Cleveland, O- 


Clown with Yankee Robinson Show, season 1911. 

Eddie Shaffer, the assistant boss hostler, who 
bad his leg broken at Ardmore, Okla.. has been 
in tbe hospital for some time and the last re- 
ports received from the attending physician 
stated It might be necessary to amputate the 

-T. C. Miller will return to the home ranch at 
Bliss. Okla.. as soon as everything is boused 
for the winter at Venice, to look after his 
large holdings in that district. 

W. E. H. Thaller, the enterprising manager 
of Hillside Pleasure Park. Kewark. N. J., is 
framing np a five-car Wild West Show to tour 
the South for the winter. Johnnie M. Frantz 
will . have entire charge of the arena and if Is 
needless to say with Mr. Thaller at the front 
of the show, and Frantz at the back, that th- 
public will witness a good, clean, up-to-date 
exhibition. t 

Grey Scott and Ed. Lane, the fancy riders 
and ropers, who have recently exblbited with 
the Jones Buffalo Ranch Wild West Show, are 
at present running the K L Bar Horse Ranch 
at Ravalli. Mont. Gale Downing, a former 
Buffalo Bill Show cowboy. Is breaking bronks 
on the same outfit. AH three send their regards 
to all friends In the show hnsiness and say 
they get The Billboard each week. Although 
out on. the. ranee they know what Is going on. 

Frank C. Goings, the interpreter at the Pine 
Ridge Agency. So. Dak., has received orders 
'■"■m Col. F. T. Cummins to furnish him with 
200 Blanket Sioux Indians . to open .with the 
Colonel's new ventnre April 1. 

Buffalo Vernon, who won the world's cham- 
pionship for steer bnlldogcing nt Pendleton. 
Ore., is in New York with Gus Hornbrook's 
Cheyenne Days- (Eastern! Compony. He is a 
valuable asset to the act doing his remarkable 
routine of fancy roping. He. together with 
Miss Adele Von ohlc and Jim Parker, arc being 
jointly featured with, the act. 

"Hootes" Rillinger. who is with Gns Horn- 
brook's Broncho Busters, would like to know 
the address of the rnnor known ns the "Tal- 
cum Powder Kid." -The fellow who visited the 
eMronodist in Augusta. Ga., to have his hair 

George IBuckl Connor, ffrmerly with the Two 
Bills* Show, is located at Trenton. X. J., where 
he is a producer for a moving picture concern. 

Sky-Rocket, the famous bucking horse, form- 
erly with the Buffalo Bill show, and recently 
purchased by Gns Hornbrook for use In b*s 
Cheyenne Days, which anpeared at Hammer- 
stein's last week, has showed by his vicious ac- 
tions that the house press agent did not mate 
any mistake when he announced "Sky-Rocket" 
to be the wildest horse ever on a vaudeville 
stage. It required the combined efforts of fou*- 
cowboys to saddle him at each performance an-' 
it goes without. saying that he makes some 
spectacular showine- while being ridden. 

We are playing the Savor Theatre. Fall River, 
this week with The Broncho Buster, and it Is 
some house and some audience. Will Dlll'an '-• 
the stage; manager and a real one at that. It 
Is a pleasure to work in a house where one Is 
accorded such courteous treatment as a per- 
former receives from Mr. DIIHan and bis ef- 
ficient crew. ■ 

Glenn TJpdyke and Jay Miller, two. of Colo- 
rado's representative tricking horse riders, are 
with the Broncho Busters as is also Miss An- 
tone Southern, the cowgirl contralto from Deli- 
ver. Col. 

The 101 Show has Issued souvenir mailing 
folders in bnrnt leather des'gn containing the 
past season's route, mileage, etc.. with th? 
names of people in all departments of the show. 

It Is a novel Idea. On tbe other side is a 
photo of all the arena people lined up in cos- 


Say. George. ol' pal. 
I've married a rich gal: 
I hold down an auto now. 
The thing has a smell 
An' travels like hell; 
It sure beats tbe ol' C 12. 

No more do I sashay to roundups. 

My bronk is a thing of the past: 
The pibald ol* fool never went to school. 

An' be found the city too fast. 

I once fanned hip flanks on Broadway, 

But that gent was ori-eyed. ■ 
The sight of a car cave him snob n inr 

That he cracked every rib In my side. 

I tried to foller the fashion. 

An' ride bim in English style 
Bnt tbe king of the plains thought I was insane. 

And he throwed me nearly a - mile. 

No more am I *h at the mililn*. 

Jes after a wild stampede; . 
The trails here arc worn. • 
An' the ranee has been shorn 

By the bulls of Wall Street in tbeir greed. 

An'. George, instead of the shindigs 

Over at Miss Mnv-Bell's. 

Where we danced till dawn with onr six guns on . 
I'm herdln' with these ring-tail swells. 

r.° - . 
No more can T rope a yoarlin*. 

Or tie a doggie down. 
Thnn I eonld weir o-» n bell of a tear. 

The king of the Britishers' crown. 

No more do I tw'st a brownie 

'Neath tee friendly watching stars. 

No more do I brand with a stcadr hand 
The sign of the ol' M . 

Mr. Holmes has announced that the slums 
will stay out all winter as he already ha* a 
number of banner spots booked, most of which 
are on the streets and under strong an-"pire«. 
showing the week of November 27 on the streets 
of Sparta. Ga., under the auspices of the Oi'y 
Volunteer Fire Department, and week of De- 
cember 4 at MUIedgcville, Ga., under the aus- 
pices of the Daue-bters of tbe Confederacy. Mil- 
ledgevllle promises to be a banner spot a« th-- 
merchants are co-operating with the Daughters 
of the confederacy by decorating their hu'ldimr* 
with banners, and advertising special sales f-r 
the event and otherwise promoting publicity f«r 
the interest of the event. 



Chicago. Nov. 25 (Sneclal to The Riniev™" 
— The clrcns agents ore ne-nin In session ds"v. 
"rain or shine." at the Wellington notel. this 
city. Among those who renort regularly "re: 
H. S. Rowe. Charles Wilson. Clnrene« ' Meln- 
tvre. Fred Wagner. TTarrv Earl. Ton wl'Hnttla. 
Fred Wa-rell. CIiarI"s White. William Unities. 
George Atkinson and mnnv others. A fine i« 
Imnosed noon those who full to report bv 1 
o'clock each day. 


Ben nolmes' W'ld West Shows have enjovod 
a most successful season, playing their Inst 
fair ■'ate nt Lexington. Go., whore business 
was fair considering the weather conations. 

Tbe shows opened on the streets of Wnrr-n 
ton. Ga.. November 20. for their first slnml In. 
dependent of Fairs. The opening n'clit was n 
successful one. All of the concessions did a 
big business and none of the shows nre com- 
plaining. The big Wild West Bhow was packed 
to Its capacity each ortenlng. 

The outfit consists of five shows, a merry-go. 
roend sixteen oone-sslons, two free acts and an 
eight-piece cowboy band. 

St. Louis, Mo.. Nov. 25 (Special to The Dill- 
board). — At the annual convention "f the In- 
ternational Association of Billposters anil imi- 
ers. which will be held here tbe w.ek iinniiieiic- 
ing December 4. one of the most Important fea- 
tures will be the unvellng of the memorial to 
Hie late A. O. Ringliug. Ringling was an 
honorary member of the St. Louis local and It 
was to this local be brought all "f his I'll- 
posters in a body at tbe inclplency of Ihe order. 
This manorial bas been donated by Basil Webb. 
St. Louis, .and will be held In perpetuity by tUe 
St. Louis local. 


, Clown with Downie & Wheeler Show, sens 


DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 



liuraboo, Wis., Nor. 24 (Special to The BUI- 
.„,, ir " d )._A most enjoyable affair was. a ban- 
. ., '-iron here Wednesday evening, iKiYember 
r kf Sow DO""". Bicoard Smith, Oscar 
V ;«l * Soldier Johnson, W. Nelson Lew Krone 
,,,!T O.-orge Curry, elephant men with the lore- 

p "l!,i" S m l enu Sh con 9 I B ted ot soups, chicken con- 
„ IU L. green sea turtle, blue points, lobster, a 
u Xewburg, roast chicken, sage dressing-, gib- 
\m gravr, Inashecl potatos. French peas, frul 
salad, assorted fruit, assorted nuts. Hutalancl 
Sd-stvle lager, cigars, White Seal, coffee. 

¥ rt\ioV^^ with George Denjnau 

VJrSSSI W? ^oTX A^«an" 
•dor Hat Company of Chicago, ex-Mayor B. G. 
Marriott. Walter G; Curry. M. H. Power, Wm. 
Marriott and J. Johnson, elephant man with tli. 
Ringllng Show. _ t 

The following troupers were present: Richard 
Smltli George Denman, W. Nelson, Oscar Voglit 
Soldier Johnson. Lew Krone. George Curry. J. J 
Johnson. Frank Johns. Blacky Dlllcr, Chester 
White A. Murray, Tom Sharkey, Harry Case, 
Frank Booney, Steve Smith. Wm. Alexander. A' 
Crisp. Jack Tnrney, Denny Curtis and Davy 
Clark From Baraboo were: O. FlUnain. M. 
H. Power, H. Welk. 'W. G. Curry, E. G. Mar- 
riott. Wm. Marriott. Pred Junk, H. P. Staten. 
Irwin Block and J. James from Chicago. 

The bannuet was prepared by Harry Meta. 
riicf of the (iollmar Shows, assisted by Juuiir:- 


The troupyr sat, humped up like a ball. 
The season was ended. *twas late in the fall. 
Ills clothes were thin, and the wind blew shrill. 
Ami he shivered again as he rolled a pill. 

lie had played the poker and shot the crap. 
And now in an obscure corner he'd have to drap. 
Mayhap tie may hide 'neatli n factory wall. 
Ami dream of spring and the "White top's 

Mayhap he may do it. but then; oh well. 

This "work-thing" for a trouper is surely hell." 

lie hail crossed the prairies; he had seen the 

Jle felt the "Crnm" eause its wild commotion. 
And he vainly drrams of a home of ease. 
In a flowery land by the Southern Seas. 
But this passing dream will leave him stiff 
and grey. 

And the worn-out; trouper will fade away. 

Awhile he may linger in his native vale. 
Telling many a quaint and. curious tale. 

<>h msi.v he always find a welcome hearth. 
In the town of his native birth. 

Awhile lie will linger shout the town, 

Tlwn worn and tired at last lay down. 

For his hair Is white, and his limbs are sore. 

Anil the old-time trouper will "troupe" no more. 

The Bass Man. Local No. <SS. A. F. of M., Al- 
liance. Ohio. 


Kd Jacohson. of Local. No. 44, was In 

of Jim the Penman, and when he left the town 
was billed from end to , end, 

J«e Superior, ahead, of ..Thais, was In and 
bannered the tewn so. one would kiiow what show 
was coming. Superior was In opposition to Ja- 

Bert Foster ef St. Louis Local No. .">. who is 
property man with Mother, left one of his pic- 
tures here, and Butters has it tacked up in 
the property room. 

Wilbur "Deacon" Holmes was elected dele- 
gate from Local No. 10 to the convention to be 
held In St. Li. ills. Mow, December 4-l». Mil. 

Our business agent Harley White, is kept 
busy placing men in positions, as our first cold 
spell is on. 

Ben DcChane Is fly-man at the Sam Shnbert 
Theatre nnd says he hag not posted a bill for 
Sve years and never will again. 

Walter Murphy and Nick Petit are spending 
a real fall vncation on Petlt's estate on the 
shore of r, n kc Mlnnetonka. Freezing, fishing, 
luintlng and tales of tbo road are the sports 
With which they pass away the time. 

I.. I.. Cronkhtte of Minneapolis Local No. 10. 
Is the advertising agent at the new Metropolitan 
Thc.tre In Seattle. Wash. 

"nude" Hexter. ahead of the Aborn Grand 
Opera Company, left for Indianapolis, where he 
will let the natives know that the opera is 


, . „ Treasurer No. 10. 

' are Sliuhert Theatre.. 


New- York. Not. 25 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — William Woodroffc, tor manv vears a 
clown with the Barnum & Bailey Circus, anil 
onco head of Woodroffe's Original Bohemian 
mass Blowers, committed suicide bv the gas 
route Tuesday evening of this week In the rear 
his candy store at 371 E. 135th Street. 
Illness prompted blm to take his life. 

He wns found lying on two trunks which he 
iimi carried around the world with him on one 
or his theatrical tours. In them were a com- 

plete set of Implements used In the glass- 
blowing trade, together with hundreds of news- 
paper clippings concerning the act and a quan- 
tity of theatrical .programs, some of whlchtdau. 
back to 1885. 


Chicago, Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
— K. H. Dockrlll. veteran equestrian director 
and high-school horse breaker, who for many 
years was with the Barnum & Bailey Snows, and 
who has more recently been one of the direc- 
torate of the Howe Great London Shows, Is 
In the city visiting old friends. Incidentally 
he is attending to the placing In vaudeville of 
the Uno Famly of Japanese acrobats. 


Chicago, Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Jake D. Newman, who has had charge of 
the advertising department of the Forepaugh- 
Sells Bros.* Show for the past two years, has 
been transferred to the Barnum & Bailey Shows 
In a similar position for the coming seaipn. 


It had been expected that there would have 
been a meeting of the Showmen's Association 
called ere this so as to afford the circus men an 
opportunity to consider what they wish to do 
in regard to dealing with the circus committee 
of the Blllers" Alliance at St. Louis on Decem- 
ber 4. but up to this writing - there has not 
been any notice given of a meeting of the show- 

The following troupers of the Singling Show 
are spending a few weeks at Hot Springs. Ark. : 
Ed. Thompson. Wm. Howell. Ed. Boumele. Fred 
Williams, John Miller. George Gardner. Mr. 
nnd Mrs. Cromwell. John Brown, Musical Walker 
and Charles L. Fichtner. Captain White of the 
Gollmar Show, is also at the resort. 

The Yankee Koblnson Show cnt two days 
off of Its tonr because of the cold weather in 
Arkansas and shipped home to Granger. Iowa, 
on Noven-ber 11 Instead of the 13th. Judging 
from current reports these shows had a very- 
successful season and will be considerably en- 
larged and improved next year. 

Mr. and Mrs. Lew Graham will sail from 
New York to London on the S.S. Minnewaska 
of the Atlantic Transport Line on December -.1 
Until then their address is 700 W. 178th Street. 
New York City. Mr. Graham was manager of 
Ttingling Brothers* annex dnring the past sea- 
son. ' 

Goorgc Atkinson, of Hagenbeck-Wallace Show, 
says: "The blow-down, which this show 
recently went through, was not as severe as 
was first reported. The final performances were 

ctven. •however, with" only the side walls, the 
big top having been entirely destroyed." 

Arthur R. Cunningham, formerly general 
agent of the Great Whiteley Shows and who last 
season managed Kolekes Park at Bethany. Mo., 
will next season head his own show under the 
title of Cunningham's International Circus. 


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turned out in three days from the date of 




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the world and never spoil- As a sticker can not 
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Car builders. All classes. Show cars a specialty. 
Shops: Harvey, Illinois. 
241 Railway Exchange Building, Chicago. 

FOR SALE — Shetland Ponies, blacks, bays and 
fancv spotted, for circus, dog and pony shows, 
at the old reliable GEORGE ARXETT'S POXY 
FARM, Springfield, O. 




Several steel-framed Hotel Cars for rent, rea- 
sonable. Will so on all railroads and trains. 
Address ARMSTRONG. Schiller Bldg., Chicago. 




We arc SPECIALISTS in every kind of canvas work for show equipment. Also Manila and wire 
"•;>pc tackle, nttings. etc. We refer to our customers, Rlngllng Bros., Barnum & Bailey, etc. 
Write for our prices. 

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81 6 Ea»t Pearl Street, CINCINNAT I, O. 

The KunkelyTent&AwningGo. 

Manufacturers of ^\ 

Circus and Show Canvases 

Canvas Work of every description. 




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109-11 Booth Main Street, 

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and catalog. ENKEB0LL ART CO., Omaha. Neb. 



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W. X. HODGEH, Box SSS, Campbellsville, Ky. 

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Buffalo. N. Y. 

BIGG'S WILD WEST, two-car Show Property 
on exhibition and sale in Cincinnati. O. Best 
offer takes It regardless of value. Address 
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Circus and Juggling Apparatus 

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12S-12T So. Center Ave., 


For Bands, Military, . 

Minstrel First Part, 

Minstrel Parade, 

Ushers, Bell Boys, 

Base Ball, Foot Ball, 

Basket Ball, etc., etc 
Send f oi CATALOG. 

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214 S.Clark St. CHICAGO 



Now is the time we need the work and 
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If Von 8m It In The Billboard Tall Them So. 

WE HAVE FOR LEASE, CARS, SO ft. long, fuf 
snipping scenery, automobiles, advance, baggage, 
privilege, stock and merry-go-rounds. Deslrabls 
for show and circus companies. Seasonable 

Boom 614, 193 Michigan Annua, Chios**. 


Complete outfit of the 


Including use of title, which la copyrighted. 
Finest Wagon Show Outfit In America. WouM 
exchange for real estate or any show property 
that could be used with the big railroad show. 
Address as per route of Downle & Wheeler*! 
World's Best Ballroad Shows or Oxford, Fa. 
Also have for sale two long baggage cars; steel- 
tired wheels, first-class condition. Tents of all 


Don't boy a tent for. a special occasion. 
It*s cheaper and more satisfactory to 
rent your tent from as. We rent tents 
for Fairs, Assemblies. Chantanqnas, etc 
Terms lowest; service the best; ship- 
ments prompt. Write for terms and 
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Kansas City, Mo. 


Seats, Banners, Lights. 
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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


<Ireat Land Show at Chicago Draws Thousands of People to 
the Western Metropolis— New Exposition Building 
Planned for Chicago— Fair Managers' Report 


Chicago. Nov. 22 (Special to The Billboard). — 
With the third annual Land Show agoing at the 
Coliseum, and witli the great International Live 
Stoek Exposition scbedultd to open at the 
Union Stack Yards on Saturday. December 2. 
Chicago is the objective point of thousands of 
Middle West tonrists and country cousins, who 
make this the season of their annual pilgrim- 
age to the mid-continental metropolis. The Land 
Show bas been crowded every day of its session 
with throngs of the "land hungry." as we ll as 
the idly curious, who come to see what - there 
Ik to be seen, and go away hankering for a 
chicken farm. The distribution of a free farm 
each day, and the dispensing; OC apples and po- 
tatoes, have been some of the inducements to 
attendance offered. 

At the Live Stock Exposition, which -will oc- 
cupy alt of the Dexter Park Pavilion, the great- 
est bu'Jding; devoted to exposition purposes on 
the contimnt. the greatest showing of Imported 
Belgian borsrs ever made in America, will be 
a feature. The eqolnes are bring imported by 
the Belgian Horse Society, and will be sold at 
auction at tbe conclusion of the show. Agri- 
cultural colleges and societies throughout th ■ 
United States and Canada will be represented 
by entries cf prize cattle. 

The manufacturers of clay products of the 
United States are getting ready for their 'great 
. exposition, which will be held at tbe Coliseum 

I The architectural style will he modern free 
French renaissance, anil the building will Lv 
fireproof throughout, of sti el. com rete all I 

' luasoury. and exterior decoration of colored 
ti!e and terra cotta. The celling i f the main 
auditorium will he 12o feet above the floor. 
An unusual feature of the building will be a 
steel searchlight tower. 700 feet above the 
ground, surmounting tile centir of the building. 
Construction will pr. bably be rouiuitnred In th 


October 24 to 2.S were tho dates of the 1911 
exhibition of the Central Alabama Fair Associa- 
tion, held at Selma. Industrial conditions were 
good, the exhibits in all departments large, anil 
there was a tine list of amusements offered; in 
fact, the fair was a success in every way eateepr 
financially, rain and cloudy weather on three 
days greatly reducing the attendance. The first 
two days were fair, attendance 7.'J3 and 2708; 
third day, rain. 3,010; fourth day, rain, 2.73">: 
fifth day, cloudy. 1,107. The K. C. Barkoot 
Carnival Company furnished some high-class 
amusement attractions, with Prince Nelson, high 
wire: l!aba. high dive, and Prof. Gouily. balloon, 
as free acts. The horse races, motor cyel.r 
races and fireworks were also very interesting. 
There was a large number of privileges of vari- 
ous kinds. No plans have been made for next 
year, but it is practically a certainty that a fair 


One of the novelties of the Fair, held at Drinopulis, Ala.. Oct. 31-Nov. 4. nnder the auspices of 
tbe Black Belt Fair Association, was an agricultural booth, representing a cage. The bars of the 
cell were made of cane, and every known agricultural product of the iSouth was shown in the display. 

March 7 to 12, 1912. Unique methods of house- 
building, and fireproof construction are to be 
demonstrated. Ceramic art will play a laTge 
part in the exposition. Chicago's position as 
the first city In the land In the matter of 
clay products manufacture, has determined Its 
selection as the location of the exposition. More 
than a billion-' and fifty million brick alone, are 
manufactured here annually, and in the sur- 
rounding country there are scores of factories 
making pottery, terra cotta trimmings, roofing, 
conduits, hollow brick, porcelain and other bl- 
products of elay. i 


Chicago. Nov. 20 (Special to The Billboard >. 
—The inadequacy of the present exposition 
structures in Chicago for the housing of ex- 
positions of the largest kind, and the time-hon- 
ored popularity of the Western metropolis as 
the seat of such shows, has determined tbe for- 
mation of a syndicate of promoters, whose names 
have not yet been disclosed, to build such an 
edifice at an estimated cost of $2,500,000. The 
real estate firm of Madden Brothers have the 
project in hand, and the tract of land on Went- 
worth Avenue and Tbirty-fifth Street, whereon 
Buffalo Bin and Pawnee Bill's Shows exhibited 
last summer. Is the site proposed. 

The tract is 323 by 600 feet in extent, and 
extends back to Shields Avenne. It adjoins 
the White Sox Ball Park, and the structure 
will he known as the White Sox Exposition 
Funding. Good transportation facilities at 
rb T « point are the determining reasons for the 
scWtion of this site. 

The tentative plans of the architects. Holablrd 
tc. Roche, provide for a vast arena snltahl" 
fur basketball, baseball, la crosse, horse shows 
and ^tb.-r affairs of a similar nature, with a 
seating oapacitv around tbe ring of 2.'.0C" 
whirh can be increased to 35.000 when the 
bnl'ding !s ns-d for conventions. A modern 
vrn-K for hirycle. motorcycle and foot races is 
Included In the plans. There will be 40,000 
s-mare feet of i>"rmnn"nt exposition space, and 
123.0"0 additional square feet will be available 
for temporary use. 

will be held, as the merchants done so much 
business during fair week that they will will- 
ingly put up the money to finance the enterprise. 

The 1011 event or the Monroe Fair Associ- 
ation, held October 24, S3, 26 and 27, at Mon- 
roe, La., proved ' to be ,a very successful" fair. 
Good industrial conditions prevailed, the ex- 
hibits In all departments.' ' and there were a 
number of amusement features, with an aero- 
plane as free attractions. - Tho usual privi- 
leges were also on hand. The weather was 
good ail four days, and the attendance, first day. 
3,000; second day. 4.300: third day. 5.500: 
fourth day. 7,800. Every effort will be made 
to make the 1012 event a larger and better 
fair and even more successful than the 1011 

The 1911 exhibition of the Albemarle Fish 
and Agricultural Association, scheduled to be 
held at Elizabeth City, N. C. was called off. 
The mmagement is preparing for an up-to-date 
exhibition next fall, and nothing will be left 
nndono to make the fair a big success. ' Among 
other innovations, two days' aviation meet is 

! October 16 to 21, 1911. were the dates for tin- 
first fair of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Fair As- 
sociation, held at Fort Smith, Ark. The Initial 
[event proved to be a huge success in all de- 
■ partments. Industrial conditions were good, 
the exhibits in each and every department ex- 
ceeding expectations. The attendance was also 
j very good for the first fonr days, bad weather 
on the fifth day reducing It considerably for that 
and forcing the declaring off of the sixth day. 
On the first day tho attendance was 8,000: 
second day. 12.000: third day. 20.000; fourth ilav 
14,000: fifth day, 3.000. A Orst-cIasB list of 
I amusement attractions wan offered. Including 
i the Wortham and Allen Shows, with the fol 
lowing as free acts: -Pattrick and I'attrlek, hay 
wagon rubes'. Mile. Zangarlllo. aerial globe act; 
Flying Nelsons. The celebrated Ravage stable 
of fast horses was also a free attraction, and 
in the evenings Pain's Fireworks, Battle In th - 
Clouds, and Zouave Band were free. All kinds 
of privileges were sold and both management 
and concessionaires did well financially. 

Scotts iBJntr Comity Fair Arsociatiiin held their 
annual event September 27. 28 and 20. at tier- 
ing. Neb. Tills proved to be tie best season 
financially ever enjoyed, coming t.nt several hun- 

dred dollars ahead. Industrial conditions were 
only fair, but the exhibits ranked no to the av- 
erage. The track was in such a condition that 
all races were declared off. the muney spent on 
attractions, and an array presented that would 
be hard to heat in any fair, incl'tillng aeroplane 
flights furnished by Holton and Wasuam of St. 
Leills; Capt. A. H. HanlJ-. crack shot: Bentley's 
Wild West: Capt. L. I.. Ailalr. night lm1!onn 
ascension. Illuminated: Cuba Crltchflf Id. Taney 
roper and several vaudeville and aerial acts, 
all free. Among the privileges were Y nnkln's 
Road Show. Glass Blowers. Ferris Wheel. -Merry- 
go-round, etc. Attendance— flTst day. weati'cr 
good. 1.000: seeond day. good but cool. 4.000: 
tWrd day. bad. S.SOO. While this is ratter an 
old fair, it lias been pull oil off up until the pres. 
ent time under peculiar circumstances. In tliat 
Gering is not now nnil never has ben a railrta- 
town, and every pers n wiio attends from isit- 
side the town, population about 700. tn"«' <":ik- 
personnl arrangements to get there. Under t»:ese 
conditions Manager-secretary A. It. \V «d ' -s 
done well In building up such a creditable fair. 
A railroad is now being built, and hereafter the 
fair will enjov the benefits wMch ought to better 
conditions fully 100 per cent. 

The annual event of the Worth County Agri- 
cultural Society was held September 25, 20 and 
27. at Northwood, Iowa, and proved very suc- 
cessful. The exhibits In all departments were 
very large, particularly In the live stock and 
horticulture departments, necessitating the plan- 
nine- of more room for tbe stock and a much 
larger floral hall. Larger pnrscs were hung up 
for the races, which attracted the crowds and 
were verv interesting. 

The dates of the Nemaha County Fair Asso 
elation for their 1011 event, held at Seneca. 
Kan. were October 11. 12 mid 1:1- The asso- 
ciation was unfortunate In the weather, noi 
having one good day. but despite this fact they 
came out a little ahead after expending Severn, 
hundred dollars for permanent improvements. 
On the first dav the weatfter was cloudy, anil tin 
attendance. l.rOOr second day. rain, 3.000; Olri 
day. cloudy. 3.*in0. Industrial conditions were 
good. In "addition to the regular agricultural 
and stock exhibits, there was the Manhattan 
Agricultural College exhibit. The principal 
amusement features wrre aeroplane flights b 
G. L. Martin In a Cnrtlss biplane and the Mr- 
Kennev-Asher Racing Combination; both free. 
The privileges were Hershell carry us-all. Mc- 
Mahon Ferris whei l anil the usual stands, racks, 
etc. Evervthlng was condni ted on a cl~an basis. 

The Imlnv Cltv Agricultural Society held Its 
annual fair October 3. 4. 5 and 6. at Imlaj 
Citv. Mich. The exhibits averaged well an' 
the- amusement attractions were first-class, hut 
the weather proved a handicap. The first day. 
devoted to entries, rain: second day. windy, at- 
tendance. 4.000; third day. cloudy. 10.000: fonrti- 
day. rain all day. Three horse races were given 
each day. also ball games, while the feature at- 
tractions were Van Normans. Zenos and Irasa' 
and Murphy. The privileges were the usual 

The dates for the 1911 exhibition of the Yel- 
low Medicine County Fair Association, held at 
Canby. Minn., were October :t. 4, ti and O. 
Uains and bail roads forced the calling off of til • 
last two days, causing tbe association a de- 
ficit of J2.009. but everything was paid in full. 
On the first dav -the weather was threatening 
attendance. 1.000; second day. weather fair, 
roads bad. attendance 3.",00. Industrial condi 
liens in this section were fairly good. Th" Sav- 
ages were the feature free act: other attrac- 
tions were four races each of two days: Nor 
mania Band. Imrerial Orchestra, the Brun't 
Shows and Dances. A United States Senator 
also addressed the crowds. The privileges in- 
cluded dining hall and refreshments, merry-go 
round, novelties, etc. Undaunted by tbe mis- 
fortunes of this year, the association Is plan 

n'ng for the biggest and .best fair in their his 
tory for 1012. Some permanent improvements 
have been made, more music and free acts wi' 
be seenred and a high class racing program ar- 

The Rlchwood Tri-Cnunty Fair Company held 
its annnal event October 3. 4. 3 and 0. a' 
Rlchwood. O. Our fair this year broke all rec 
ords the exhibits In nil deoarttnents being larger 
and better than ever before, and the attendanc 
the greatrst in our history. The attendance on 
the 4tb. , weather rair, was 3.000; 5th. wctttlr '' 
clear. .-9,000: 6th. cloudy. 7.000. There were 
no' free attractions but two shows were on th 
grounds and did a good business. We also bu' 
the Fourth Regiment Military Ilnnd nf Cnluni 
bus O.. — Ith their soloist. Miss Nickols. There 
were numerous privileges on tbe grounds. 

The Ottawa County Fair Association again 
held one of Its successful fairs at Minneapolis 
Kan.. October 3 to 7. Owing to the rain;- 
weather cleir up to the opening day of the fair, 
it was decided to add an extra day, making live 
and hold the automobile races on Siturday 
Spcclal horse races were put on the first day 
and in spite of the weather 3.500 people were 
in attendance: second day attendance. 4.500: 
third day, 10.000: fourth day. 7.300, and Sitnr 
day. with the fair nroper over and nothing tc-' 
automobile races, the attendance was 8.000 
The grounds' were lighted and special featur* 
were put on at night and the concession pi*opT- 
renort the banner fair week of 1011. Tile Ot 
tawa Countv Fair Association stock Is own i 1 
by eight business men nf Minneapolis, ill 
grounds consist of seventv acres of the ?»«•*' 
river bottom land, lust four blocks from the 
business center of town. They have built up e 
prnnerty worth close to J20 000. all clear of In 
enmbrance and besides eech rear the assoctn 
Hon has paid n substantial dividend. The sto- 1 
Is now worth over 300 cent* on the dollar. vt». 
s'.Tth annual fair in 1:112 is expected to be still 
better and establish a new mark In attendanc 
and financial success. 

The I.ewiston-Clarkston Fair Association held 
Its 1011 event October R to 14. Inclusive. n> 
I.ewiston. Idaho. Industrial conditions were 
above the average. The exhibits in the vnrlouv 
denartments were large and varied, and a fine 
line of attractions was nrovldcd. Tbe rnee 
were well contested, .and there was nn induslrl-t' 
parade on the 12Ui. The feature free nets wit" 
nigh diver. Buffalo Vcrnen. Chirlos Sna'ti'* 
Wild West. Frank ci. O'Dcll. Berman mi" 
Robert St. Henry, aeropinne flights In n re- 
lies machine. There wor" also carnival featnee- 
In the evening In the str»ets of Lewlstnn. "Pi 
privileges included several shows ami the ii y "n' 
stands, racks, etc. . The nttcndinre on tbe f»*'- 
Snnunv. was small: on the nth and 10th lii 
rttln kept the attendance In a minimum, nn-' 
forced the declaring off of the program for th 
latter day: on the 11th. rain lu morning tie 
attendance was 2.207: 12th. clear. -6,0S8; "l:tth 
go-d. 4.040; 14th. threatening. 2 S00. 

The 1011 dates of the annual fair of the 0« 
ceola County Agricultural Society, lield at Kvart 

(Continued on page 52.1 


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Capt. Bonavita Sued for Divorce— Miscellaneous Paragraphs 
of General News, Notes from Carnival Companies, and a 
Budget of Generalities by Red Onion 


•ivnafly N J.. Nov. 25 (Special to The Bill- 
, li n -Thecnd of one of the most famous J o- 
'?,?„ •,« of recent years was foreshadowed when 
manus of recin . i divorce were served 

m Cap " Jack Bonavita. the l:on tamer 

Thi suit has been instituted by his wife, who 
the Princess de Montglyon. formerly the 
X of Due d'Aravay. of France, and who olso 
^ars the hereditary title of Comtrjse Jc Mercy 
A.ffifntettu In the peerage of Austria. 
A pew of the friends of Capt. Bonnv.ta. wliese 
,»,fl name U I John Frederick Gentn.T. had f»f- 
SteS That he aid hts wife were involve In 
iluiuestlc s trife. 


neneral Agent Paul Morris regrets to nnnoiinci 
mat the American Carnival and Adv. Compan: 
SlM to materialise as advertised to open al 
tvetumuka. Ala., owing to the fact that some 
JhiwT and riding devices failed to report as 
m metaS for. E He states that «ls company 
wllh the ab'c management of M. L. Smith, win 
men at Valdosta. Ga.. November 27. for an all- 
S n°e! tour South, making only the "ve ones 
The manager is In Macon, Ga., contracting for 
attractions* and will go to Ocala. Fla next 
week for the same purpose. All r^ple In cor- 
respondence with this company open at Valrtosta 
November 27. 


Nashville, Ark., Nov. 15. 
Kdiior The Billboard. 

Dear Sir— Being a reader of yonr The Bill- 
board 1 am asked every day if any carnival 
is hooked for Nashville. On October 28 we were 
visited bv Yankee Robinson Shows, on Nov- 
ember 8 "by Kit Carson Wild West, and on 
November 11 bv Jesse James, but the people are 
iot as yet satisfied. They want a carnival Tor 
six days. Why? Because they have the money. 
Nashville Is classed as one of the best show 
towns In the state, being only fifteen miles from 
the diamond aeld of the world now. This Is 
one of the mrgt prosperous years for the fanner 
In this section. Any carnival that has a week 
open time will do well to visit this city. 



While Albert Kolas, an employee of Trlnce 
Nelson, tight wire walker with the K. G. Bsr- 
fcoot Shows, was arranging an electric wire 
across the wire upon which Nelson performed 
at the Interstate Fair,' Pensacola, Fla.. Nov- 
ember 8. he in some manner came In con- 
tact with a live wire which sent 2,300 volte, 
of electricity ttmmeh his body. When the cur 
rent hit him he fell head downward, only one 
leg torching the wire. He was thus suspende 
nftv feet above the earth with the current 
still shocking him, being held only by a strap 
fastened to his waist. 

Nelson, seeing the predicament that hts as- 
sistant was In, risked his life to save that u' 
Kolas. He climbed up the high pole, and with 
bare hands, twisted the beavy copper electric 
wire in two and then w,alked out across the 
wire, high above the ground, without any artlet 
with which tn balance himself. When hi 
reached the body of Kolas he directed that, * 
block and tackle be hoisted to blm. A volunte-r 
ascended to give -the assistance of rescuing the 
apparently lifeless body: Balancing himself 
opon the wire Princ? Nelson unstrapped the bod- 
from the wire and placed It Into the arms r. 
the trapexe man. who was then lowered to th- 
cronnd bearing the limn body of the electrician 
Physicians on the grounds gave Immediate as- 
sistance to Kolas and lie was rushed to a loca. 
sanitarium In an unconscious condition. A - 
tending phvstclans announced that the man was 
severely, shocked, but that he will recover. 

bur, Ellwood Hockey, Charles Farrell. Nell 
.Mack. George Mack, George Thayer, Fred Di r- 
dorf, Bernard Smuckler, William Slater and 
wife, Fred Friends and wife and the two chil- 
dren, Koxey and Fred Jr., and Stella and Flor- 
ence Smuckler. 

The boat will open Its season of 1912 about 
April 1. 



The W. F. Mangels Co. of Coney Island. X. 
V.. are building a very elaborate galloping 
horse carousel for Hollywood Park. Baltimore. 
Mil. This machine Is a duplicate of the one 
hunt a season past for Mr. Thomas J. Byan at 
Willow Grove Park and embodies the very latest 
ideas in carousel construction. The diameter 
of this machine Is close un to (MVfeet and It Is 
illuminated by 1.600 electric lights. The fac- 
tory of this company has lately been greatly 
extended and the machine equipment brought 
up-to-date, thus almost doubling the capacity of 
the plant and under the .tireless guidance of 
toe head of the concern, business Is booming. 


Emerson's Cotton Blossom Floating Theatre 
closed a most successful season November 1!>. 
at winter-Quarters, point Pleasant. W. Va.. anl 
nns gone on dry-docks for a thorough overhanl- 
inc. having traveled the Monon<rnb"la. Kanawha, 
two. Illinois. TTpner and Lower Mississippi 
" vers and the Bayous Teche and Long in Lou- 
isiana, covering over 8,000 mllea since date of 
on"n'ng. March 10. 

The Cotton Blossom did something never be- 
fore attempted by a showboat, that of playing 
•return up the Illinois River the same season, 
which they did within one month. 

The boat left Southern Louisiana for vrlnter- 
qiinrtcrs. October 5. playing return engagements 
yt nil the Important towns to much Inrger bns- 
■e-ess than on the down trip. The trip np the 
river was one of pleasure to all aboard, as they 
were given a chsnre to show his or her abllltv 
«» a true sportsman, there being plenty of wild 
SiT"' Am ** along the river nnd a duck 

ainncr became a verv common occurrence. 

Hnstor of the company: Balnh Emerson, solo 
owner and manager: R. V. McGrsth. general 
r.- 0 "'; ch »ries L. Rtaley. advertising agent; 
«eiitrlce Emerson, tickets; John T. Lntham. di- 
rector and band leader; Frank Cook. H. C. Wll- 

Todd & Son Amusement Company changed 
hands at Salem. IntL, week of October 30 and' 
is now known as the American Amusement 
Company. At Dayton, Tenn., the company met 
with misfortune when the town was struck by 
a gale. and tore down every show on the "Midway. 

bin Captain Stewart's big Gorilla tent. Most 
all the concessions were blown down, some beiirj 
a total wreck. Cantaln Richards' big animal 
tent was entirely destroyed, but the Captain 
had ordered a new top. In a very short time 
lie had the new canvas up and bis animals safe- 
ly sheltered from the extreme cold following tup 
storm. The company left Dayton on Wednesday 
morning. November 15, for Ft. Payne Ala., 
where they played the rest of the week. T«.M 
and son are still with the company with their 
twentieth century merry-go-round. The outut 
Intends going down through Florida for the 
winter season. 

The Sheesley Amusement Company, which 
opened at the white fair at Athens, Ala., has 
played five weeks of capacity business. The 
shows and concessions are all new and only the 
best of actB ' are being booked. " Robert A. 
(Whitey) Josslyn has purchased a mammoth 
five-in-one. It Is one of the best equipped shows 
of Its kind that has ever been produced. K. A. 
Josslyn Is manager: Lionel Douglas, talker, and 
for attractions has Tin. the frog boy; Enlx, the 
snake girl; fat . "lrl, handless wonder and 
Princess Label Ie. snake enchantress. W A. 
Jones Joined last week with four concessions. 
Henry Austin joined at Headland, Ala., with 
two concessions. General contracting agent. 
Harry L. Small, has secured some of the best 
towns In the South, nearly all of which are 
booked under good auspices. 

The Buckeye Amusement Co. win he one of 
the best equipped rag front carnivals, traveling 
In their own private car next season. Offices are 
located at Bellalre. O.. where the show will 
open the first week In May. This show will carry 

fourteen paid attractions, two riding devices and 
three free sensational open-air acts. Carious 
Ren Delhi, the manager of the company, known 
™ Dar< ' D *' Til Krn Delhi, sometimes Congo 
(Wieder) will do his daring death defying A 
Dash from Death. Julia Edmond. lady high 
diver, has been engaged, also Cox, with his 
I Mystice Orient, the opium smokers: Anderson's 
dog and pony show and Randolph's Olga, the 
hateful lady with her unnamed pets. 

Mat Cannon and wife visited the Clifton- 
Kelley Shows at West Point. Miss., and have 
.completed arrangements with Manager Kelley 
to make the show their winter home. Ed. El- 
liott, who left the show to make the Jackson 
and Gnlfport, Miss., fairs, has returned and 
now has charge of Sid Lauck's High Striker. 
Louise O'Brien Is now The Billboard agent with 
the company. Earle Jackson, band leader; A- 
W. Casey. C. M. Hayden, Sid La nek. J. H. 
Conley. Wm. Marshall and L. C. Kelley were 
initiated Into the mysteries of the Red Men's 
Lodge at West Point. 

The H. D. Jones Amusement Co.. formerly H. 
D. Jones' Riding Galleries and Concessions, 
closed at Herrin, 111., November 7 after a suc- 
cessful season, playing street -fairs,, comity 
f airs, and home comings through Indiana and 
Illinois and Is now quartered at 503- W. 5th 
•St., Anderson, Ind. Mr. Jones, sole owner and 
manager, will leave in a few days for the East 
for an extended visit and business trip In the 
Interest of his show. 

The lineup of the Moss Bros. Greater Shows 
follows: Miss Lojttle Oliver, the lady wrestling 
champion, and her troupe of wrestling girls: the 
Original Nemo, Mrs. T. O. Moss* Joyland, C. E. 
Barfleld's Plantation show, Frank Brlzell's Pan- 
ama wonder. Eastlako and Lee. Ferris Wheel 
and merry-go-round and fifteen concessions. Pa- 
dttano's band of ten pieces Is scoring. Otis 
Adams was a visitor on November 21. 

Wallace's Seven-In-One reorganized after an 
extraordinary good season of thirty-three weeks 
with Wortham & Allen's United Shows. They 
have added twenty cages of animals to th.*lr 
already extensive show, and will remain out 
all winter. They have a two-car show, using 
baggage and sleeping hotel car. 

Mr. G. W. Allen, the carnival man. Is taking 
his Electric Girl Show to Porto Rico November 
25 to exhibit during the Insular Fair, December 
<t to 12. In addition to his own' show he Is also 
taking some freaks, . chief amongst which are 
Larry, the cigarette boy. and Bonlta, the midget 
fat girl. 

The carnival people in general will be glad to 
learn that George Oesterllng is once more In 
harness and win take entire charge of what his 
been the Adams Ten Big Shows. The shows 
will be out the entire winter, and are now 
routed through Georgia and Florida. 

Billy H. Cumming of the team dimming and 
dimming, was called home from San Antonio 
to attend the death of his mother, who was 7 
years old. The team had Just closed with the 
Lacbman Shows in San Antonio. 

Miss Lillian LaRlanche. the little lady that 
sings with the band, who has been featured all 
summer with K, G. Barkoot's Shows, will play 
houses with the band when tho show closes. 

AH mall for the Parker Shows should be ad- 
dressed to Leavenworth, Kan. 



A carnival showman asked me the other day 
what will take the place of the carnival of tbe 
future. I said. "Nothing will take Its place." 
I told him I thought that the carnival should 
possess sufficient individuality to bold It; own 
He said, "Yes, it should he as distinctive In 
the field of amusement as a circus Is." Then 
we had another drink. 

Last Call— Seven million people to draw 
from; (50,000,000 pay day. It's bound ti be 
good. I promoted the 'town myself. Biggest 
week of the season. The first in years. "Maiden 
town. Live spot. Big Doings. Plenty of 
money. Everybody working. If yon ever got 
it you will be in this one — but — something hap- 


Thomas F. Cunningham says that there Is 
nothing to .keep a first-class carnival company 
from getting big- money in the New England 
states. Tom has a right to say this If .he 
wants to, because he has piayed every town 
in that section. 

Some shows are great, some are greater, 
some are the greatest. Some shows are not as 
great as the greater; sometimes the great 
shows axe greater than the greatest. Oh, 
what's the use. 

(H, ,' B. (Harry) Potter came back into the 
business this season stronger than^'ever be'fore. 
I learned from good authority that he had the 
best Old Plantation Minstrel Show on the road 
this season. Am in fact told that there have 
been a good many seasons since there has been 
one S3 good. Harry, I am glad to hear it: 

The carnival business calls for an Invest- 
ment of capitaL brains and energy. Xot 
unlike any other business it is greatly handi- 
capped when any. portion of the foregoing is 
lacking, which is many times the case. This is 
not fiction. 

The Virginia State Fair at Richmond has 
gradually grown to be one of the most de- 
sirable events to be looked forward to by 

showmen and concessionaires. A fact, which is 
greatly doe to Fred. Lewis. the chief 
of concessionaires. Mr. Lewis has had 
years of experience and he knows how 
showmen and concessionaires should. be treated. 
He has rapidly growing Interests at Coney 
Island, which Is further evidence of his abil- 
ity as s purveyor of amusements. More power 
to Fred Lewis. 

Some carnival' managers suffer from a disease 
called "wantitis." They are continually want- 
ing Something. Their time and energy should 
be devoted in many .instances to retaining the 
good things that they at times have In their 
possession. I have lieaTd a near-manager say, 
"If. I had a merry-go-round I could -put out a 
carnival company if I had some shows." Oh. 
yes, he has the letterheed already. 

Walter E. Kearns and John D. (Jack) 
Wright, who were Inst season . agents for the- 
Great Cosmopolitan Shows No. 1. are two very- 
clever agents. In fact they always make good. 
The general carnival shew public does not seem 
to know where they were this season. Walter 
and John, why don't yon make- some noise? 

4> ■ 

E. It. Benjamin is a fair dealing, gentlemanly 
showman. He is with the Great Cosmopolitan 
Shows Xo. 2. He has one of the feature shows 
with that company. 


Carnival Managers — Give, yonr agents plenty 
of 'time to properly contract towns. The gen- 
eral agent should create the enthusiasm that 
mnst be closely followed up by clever press 
agents and publicity promoters. Create local 
interest and hold it until the show nulls off 
the lot. 

Some people are just dying for publicity. Oh. 
you George G. Btddle. Mark Twain would have 
put It that the reports of your death were 
greatly exaggerated. 

L. C. Mann, who lectured on Hayden's Dante - 
Inferno the past season, expects to enter a com- 
mercial line In Chicago this winter. Mann 
was a good man for that show. 

' ' ♦ 

John H. Shields, famous for his Lunette and 
Statue Turning to Life shows, can give them 
all pointers when it. comes to putting up- a 
clean and neat appearing frame-up. He takes 
advantage of all the little essential details to 
produce effect, and he fully realises that neat- 
ness Is an essential part of any show's equip- 

'-.'■■ * 

Why can't Pittsburg have another hlg carni- 
val such as Morris & Berger -put- Into the old 
Arsenal grounds? It made big money then. It 
can he done again. Pittsburgh has been shot 
at and missed a good many times since "Mor- 
ris & Berger were there. 

* \ 

Next season let us have another such street 
fair as the one the Elks had In Richmond. I- 
mean the first one. The Bostock-Ferrari 
Mighty Midway Co. furnished the attractions. 
I -am told that this was the greatest;- street 
fair ever held In America. ' Does any one 
know different? I suppose somebody will jump 
up and tell us about the Jabour In Seattle. If 
they want to do It, we are ready to listen to 


The Fearless Greggs in their sensational per- 
formance "Autos That Pass in the Air," bill 
their act as the latest, the greatest, a proven 
money-getter. The only thrilling feature in the 
world today that commands Instantaneous and 
wide-spread attention. The most hazardous, 
blood-curdling, devil-daring, mid air automobile 
sensation beneath the sky. That's all they have 
to say about it. I say It is a great act. 

Miss Annette Graff, private secretary of Mr. 
E. F. Carrufhers. of the United Fairs, Booking 
Association, deserves to be complimented for 
her efficiency. She knows her business. She 
is courteous. 


.Some self-satisfied, applause-seeking man- 
agers think that the best way to forestall 
their weaknesses Is to hire press agents to flaunt 
before the world that they are clever show- 
men and shrewd 'business men. This some- 
times does the said manager great injustice. 
It usually invites the severest unwarranted at- 
tacks. What am I talking about? Treat him 
kindly; he is signed up for next season. 

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(Incorporated under laws of New York State for $30,000.00) 

A splendidly-equipped ten-car show, successfully operated and established, after a thirty weeks' road season — the property having 
been newly equipped throughout last spring, and in first-class physical # condition; in fact, the most perfectly organized show property of its 
size. Everything in readiness to repeat territory where this show has made an unprecedented record and clean reputation. ONLY REASON 
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north and ten cars south. Physical equipment can be inspected at New Jersey. Car & Storage Co. shops, Lakeview, N. J., 12 miles from New- 
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EDWARD ARLINGTON, - 1432 Broadway, Empire Theatre Bldg., NEW YORK CITY 

(Or a* per route of Miller Bros, and Arlington'* 101 Ranch Wild West Show.) 

Circus Gossip 

Roster of the Warren Show: D. W. MoorheaA 
and Floyd Trover, owners; D.- W. Moorhead, 
manager; Floyd Trover, assistant manager and 
router; -Harry Fink, second agent; Mrs. -Moor- 
head. treasurer; A. O. Peterson, band leader, 
with twelve musicians: Paul Kissel, orchestra 
leader, with eight -men; Frank Merrlnger, stage 
manager; Wan. (Whltie) Rhodes, doss canvas- 
man, with six: assistants. The outHt carries a 
seventy feet -with two middles, and has a top 
that seats 2,000 people. The shows makes two 
to four-day standB and is playing to good Busi- 
ness In Texas. At Dublin. Tel.. they en- 
countered the worst wind storm since opening 
on May 1- The centerpole -was broken and the 
side walls were considerably torn, 'bnt succeeded 
In getting the top down /without serious Injury- 
The Warren Show carries two fine cars, having 
purchased the Pullman car. Matie, from the 
Crawford Minstrels oa November 1. There are 
thirty people with the show. Late arrivals are 
Ed. Christian, comedian; Geo. Murray: novelty 
performer; A. T. Monroe; tuba; J. S". Payne, 
trombone; L. EV Harris, clarionet. ' r 

Since the : closing stand on October 7, E. G. 
Smith's Colossal Shows in quarters at Atwater, 
O., have built an animal barn, 40xG0, and in- 
stalled a heating plant. Mr. Smith purchased 
from William P. Hall a lion, a leopard, a wiltl 
boar, a pair of timber wolves and a four- 
horse team of grays for the band wagon, also 
a lot of other show property. The show is win- 
tering 28 head of draft stock and fourteen head 
of ponies. The menagerie will consist of five 
cages of cat -animals and a number of hay-eating 
animals. : '-, At winter-quarters are Prank Hicks, 
in charge of stock; Slim Flannigan, animal man; 
Carl Mease, cook, and Ed. Thires in command. 
People engaged for- next season Includes J. J. 
Kay Dee. Charles Ward. Harry DeCleo. Edward 
Thires, - Elmer C. Myers. Frank Hicks, boss 
hostler: Carl Mense, cook, and Slim Flannigan. 
boss animal man. . : 

The following menu was served to the mem- 
bers of advertising car No. 1 of the Downie & 
Wheeler Shows at McRae, Ga.. November 12: 
Soup, puree of tomato; celery, olives, dill pick- 
, les, cold slaw; fish, broiled blue; cranberry Jelly, 
entrees, chicken croquettes, French peas, roast 
filled turkey, giblet sauce; vegetables, masked 
potatoes, browned sweets, creamed onions; des- 
sert, hot mince pie", pumpkin and custard pies, 
block ice cream, mixed cakes, Edam cheese, 
layer raisins, nuts and cigars. Those in at- 
tendance were.F. Frink, William Jack. T. 
Madden, W. S. Washburn, Fred Kohlorand, 
Frank Ferree, B. Rutherford. John Hays, J. 
McLaughlin. F. E. Bond. C. A. Phillips, W. P. 
Wachtel. Monroe Jones was chef .:. . 

Leota Zapp and ber troupe of high school and 
menage stallions are back home at Zapp's Park, 
Fresno. Cal.. Mrs. Zapp having closed her sea- 
son at the Fair Grounds, at Watsonviile. A new. 
training ring has been completed and James A. 
Morr«w. a circus man of large experience, says 
it is one of the best and -most perfect he has 
ever seen. Leota Zapp and Miss Billie Stone' 
(Mrs. J. A. 'Morrow) can be seen dally working 
out the stock. : Mrs.- Za-pp will, have seven acts 
ready for the road in the spring and Mr. Mor- 
row will book them at most of the big fall, 
fairs - in "the Northwest and Canada as special 
grand stand feature acts. Messrs Morrow and 
Zapp have Just finished building and organizing 
an animal show which can be transported in a 
seventy-foot car. * 

The 101 Ranch Wild West winter quarters- at 
Venice. Cal., will not alone be the home of the 
employees associated with the Arlington ontfit. 
but will also claim Edward and George Arling- 
ton themselves. Eddie will not go- to the Pa- 
cific Coast until February, while his father is 
expected in California shortly before Christmas. 
Mrs. Arlington Sr. Is already there. George 
H. Degnon leaves for -the same- point some time 
in December. Car managers Harold and Carey 
accompanied the show direct from Its closing 
engagement at Pomona. Cal.. November 22. Per- 
formances will be given every Saturday and 
Sunday- throughout the winter months. 

Col. J. C. Mitchell Bremer, original "Pea- 
nuts." closed a pleasant season of two months 
with the Young Buffalo Wild West at Hopkins- 
ville. Ky., November 1, and has secured winter- 
quarters at the Woolen House, 392 Main Street. 
Memphis. Tenn. Bremer was the official Indian 
goods agent and bead salesman with the show, 
and has been re-engaged for next season. While 
wintering In Memphis he will be with the Fred 
Harvey News Service as salesman on the Frisco 
R. R. between Memphis and Birmingham. 

Bonheur Brothers' high-dive dog. Spot, leaping 
from a 70-foot ladder, wag killed at Casa, Ark., 
through the carelessness of an employee who 
did not secure the folding pedestal to prevent 
It from falling down when the animal stepped 
upon It. The pedestal fell and precipitated tin 
dog to the ground before the man holding the 

cloth could catch her at the bottom of the 

The Jack Corelii Trio finished their third sea- 
son with the Barnum and Bailey Circus and 
opened In vaudeville at the Temple Theatre. 
Ft. Wayne. Ind., week . of November 20. They 
are booked on the W. V. M. A. Time until the 
opening of the circus season, having been re- 
engaged with the Barnaul Show, their fourth 
season with that aggregation. 

The Ringling Circus is again in winter quar- 
ters at Barabuo. Season 1012 will open in Chi- 
cago next spring in the Coliseum Building as 

usual. Many new novelties and an Immense 
spectacular production. It is said, will be among 
the features of this tented enterprise. 

Ida Rathburn. the Oriental dancer, who left 
the Yankee Robinson Circus on account of sick- 
ness and who was very ill at her mother's home 
in Springfield. 111., has recovered and Joined 
DeKreko's Oriental Show. 

I William Haines will again be the contractor 
In advance season 1912 with Sells-Fioto Show. 
There has been a report floating about that W. 
E. Franklin may be one of the exploiters of the 

. Young Buffalo Wild West next season. 
; The whereabouts of A. B. Melville or Archie 

I B. Melvi le. who was with the Forepangh-Selis 

I Show thte summer, is desired by R. B. Ryan, 
Dalton, Ga.. regarding matters of great import- 
ance to him. 

I Jud Edwards and Percy Renwi-ck. the new 
managers of the Armory rink, Belvidere, III., re- 
port that they are r having excellent business. 
They are having special attractions every Wed- 
nesday night. 

Bert Bennett, the Hagenbeck- Wallace 24-hour 
man, has decided to engage in the hotel bus 
ness at Ylncennes. Ind., and will become th~ 
landlord of the New Hotel Raymond. 

W. D. Neff, treasurer of Forepaugh and Sells 
Bros. Show, went through Chicago last week 
en route to Los Angeles: He will be with the 
Barnum and Bailey Circus next season. 

I Jessie Clifton closed her eighth season witt- 
the Forepangh-Sells Circus and is taking a rest 
previous to opening with the Empire Stork 

i Company, Springfield. 111. 

1 The. Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Show landed 
In Baraboo safe and sound. The property was 
stored away In winter quarters, not to go out 
again for many moons. 

I Colonel E. D. Snyder, manager of Tiger Bill's 
Wild West Show, left for Indianapolis. Ind- 
November 22 to attend the sale of the Danny 
Robinson Famous Shows. 

The Mlllette Family of upside-down artists 
closed a successful engagement with Howe's 
London Shows and are spending the winter ir. 
St. Louis. 

Lou -Moore, the well known clown of the 
Hagenheck-Wallace Show, was a visitor In Chi- 
cago. He will winter at Defiance, O., the old 
homestead. - 

Frank Martin, bronk twister and roper, and 
five Indians from the Young Buffalo Wild We.«t, 
are new additions to Tiger Bill's Wild Wesl 

C. H. Tinney has been re-engaged to handle 
the band with Howe's London Shows for 1012. 
Tinney is wintering at his home in Memphis, 

J. E. Eviston, manager of the first advance 
car of the Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows, lg en- 
joying a vacation with his mother In Colorado. 

Sam J. Banks, the press agent, is heading the 
local rorce of the Teportorial department of the 
Glens Falls (N. Y.) Post-Star as night editor. 

John J. Devinncy is spending his time on his 
farm in Arkansas. He will have charge of the 
canvas with the Two Bills Snow next year. 

Colonel Wm. A. LaNelie (he who resembles 
BufTalo Bill) Is In Chicago, having completed 
a successful season with Sells-Fioto Circus. 

Samuel McCracken will spend the winter In 
New York, where he will be near by the Bar- 
num and Bailey winterquarters. 

A large delegation of ch-ciisltos from Chi- 
cago attended the sale of the Robinson's Famous 
Slums in Indiapalols. 

H. A. Stone's Dog and Pony Show is In quar- 
ters at Mlddletown, Mo., after closing a suc- 
cessful season. 

John Ringling has been busy directing the 
wintering of the Barnum and Bailey Shows at 
Bridgeport. Conn. 

George Wombold will handle the canvas with 
the Young Buffalo Wild West -Show again next 

Earl and Rose Kenney of the 101 Ranch. 
Joined the Tiger Bin Show at Tuscnmbla, Ala. 

The first copies of Harry Earl's booklet, 
Dixie Land and the Press, 'will be out January 1. 

Fred L. Gay. clown, has been re-engaged with 
the Barnum Show for next season. 

Josephine, aeriallst. Is with Tiger Bill's Wild 
West Show, making good. 


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DECEMBER ^1911i 

The Billboard 



Suggestions "for Increasing Attendance at Rinks— General 
Skating News Gathered by Julian T. Fitzgerald, and 
Notes Contributed by Skaters and Managers 

str.-i<:U ten line* across the floor, start thf 
Joints (about tea la number) from one 
'Sd of Ac rink, taking one piece of wash from 
h.. ivisket containing rhe clothes, and two ol«- 
cXutbeV pins and bang on th^ furthest 
tSL .«« from the contestants first, then they 
hang on any line they wten next. The con- 
« slants must go back to the bosket and get 
,me tficcc at a time. After all Is hung up then 
ttev must take fhem all down again one at a 
,?,m. »nd <i™osit In the basket, pins and c oth» B 
leparat" The one getting through first Is de- 
Hire,! the winner. This is a very laughable and 
ratcre»tins contest and will take well and will 
M new to most of the skaters where It Is put 

sr iioiils skaters are skating mad. Graceful 
-Utins contests, hockey games, races, skating 
parties and dozens of other attractions are being 
presented to the patrons by Brothers Oppen- 
ueiuier. A 400-foot panorama typifying spring, 
fummer and fall painted on rough brick Is the 
f.-ot accomplished by Louis Pett. former scenic- 
artist at the Academy of Unslc, the famous old 
playhouse in New York City. The painting 
breads out before tbe crowds at toe f at Alai 
Holler Kink, and the people are .visiting . the 
rink to look at- the pletnre, who have no Idea 
of skating. But many of them skate before they 
leave There arc rolling valleys running back 
to mountain bases. A castle Is seen In tbe dis- 
tance, and in the foreground is an Alpine house. 
The artist studied a long time on: what to do 
with the balcony on which the band plays. Thpu 
he devised the Idea of painting a house hack of 
it. So the visitor sees the band playing on the 
balcony of an Alpine house. The effect is one, 
of the greatest ever witnessed In an amusement 
place of this kind. 


The School of Fancy Skating Is one of the 
latest innovations at the Jal Alal. The Oppen- 
heimer Brothers established it for the benefit 
of the devotees of roller skating who are past 
the "straight skating" stage, and who are en- 
thusiastic enough to want to accomplish the 
feats of a professional with skill and grace. 
The school Is for young ladles only and the en- 
trants must have perfect control of their Bkates. 
They must be regular in their attendance. The 
hours are every Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 
4 o'clock. The school is absolntely free. 
Through the instructions and exercises of the 
school the skaters receive the most beneficial 
tesults of roller skating for physical develop- 
ment and for developing graceful movements of 
the body. 


The young men who frequent the rink are 
becoming enthusiastic over the fascinating game 
of bockey. In our school days we used to call 
It plain "shinny," but now it is numbered among 
the sports and must be played scientifically. 
There are three teams that are now in good 
playing form at the Jal Alai, and more will 
follow and these teams can now mak,e It in- 
teresting for the spectators. Hockey is played 
every Friday night, 

Harley Davidson, the world's champion all- 
around skater, opened for a week's engagement 
at the Jal Alal, November 12. He gave fancy 
acrobatic and fast skating Sunday morning, 
Thursday and Saturday matinees and every even- 
ing. Davidson's fancy and figure skating was 
the acme of grace and he gave at each perform- 
ance a pleasing entertainment to all. He Is 
clever and can always work" up Interest with an 
audience. He meets all-comers, gives them the 


Mr. Fourney was born in the Trovlnce of Que- 
bec, Canada, in 1854, and came to WHUamsport, 
J'a., when 19 years of age, where he still resides. 
Mr. Fourney at first worked in the lumber woods 
In the territory near WHUamsport, until the year 
1S83, when ho went Into the hotel business, en- 
gaging in that successfully for a period of 31 
rears. Two seasons ago he quit the hotel busi- 
ness and built and opened Fourncy's Palace 
Itoller Skating Rink, In which he wna most suc- 
cessful, it Is the finest rink in the State, and 
one of the best conducted. This summer he also 
oullt, over the river from WHUamsport, a mam- 
moth Alrdomc for moving pictures, combined 
J'lth a large dancing pavilion. This new venture 
has already proven a phenomenal success, and 
win he even mors successful next summer, with 
added features. The third season of the rink 
began early in October. Moving pictures will 
he given in it as a aoecial attraction. Mr. 
Fourney la essentially a self-made man. and 
promises to be a prominent figure In local 
amusement circles in the vears to come, as he 
<• successful In whatever he undertaken. 

riskiest sort of handicap, until the spectators 
think the home skater Is winning: then Harley 
will let out his speed and bent him out at the 
finish. He plays with them as a cat would wir.i 
a mouse, and this makes It interesting for the 
spectators. There is no. getting around the 
fact that Harley is one of the foxiest skaters 
that ever pat on a pair of skates. 

Interest in the graceful skating contest fur 
couples grows more Intense with each number of 
the first series. The prizes for the contest are 
now on exhibition at the Jal Alal. The ladles- 
prize is a handsome bar lace pin of silver and. 
gold, with a skater-in relief.- The gentlemen's 
prize is a handsome medal of silver and gold, 
wifh a skater In relief. There will be a series 
of graceful skating contests throughout thi- 
season. The successful couples of each contest 
will compete with the successful contestants of 
last year for the city championship. There is 
something doing at the Jal Alai every night and 
roller skating Is taking another boost in St 
Louis. The Jal Alai News, published by tbe 
management. Is almost as large as a countrj- 

Many of the followers of roller skating have 
heard about Dare Devil Frank, and his wonder- 
ful feats upon the large cycle and the small 
tollers, and those who have not witnessed his 
act have missed one of the best acts of Its kind 
In the skating game. This young man not only 
performs amazing feats of skill in the fancy- 
skating line but also does some stunts which 
few have tried and fewer yet succeeded. His 
"Din of Death," a slide down an 18-foot run- 
way on roller skates, is the climax of his won- 
derful feats. His jumping -stunts and fire tum- 
ble brine forth mnch applause. The two-step, 
still, balancing, candle stunt and turning right 
and left is part one Of his many acts, is 
only a warm up. In part two he uses cycle 
wheel, cutting figure 8 and riding backward, 
spinning zigzag and the most daring of balanc- 
ing, riding down a ladder. Fraqk uses 6-inch 
cycle skates in part three for two-step, spins 
and balancing on one foot around the rink, and 
doing -the figure 8: His comic stunts in part 
four on 15-lneb. stilt skates, with a 1-inch roller 
on each skate takes the house. Part five, 
comic stunts on auto skates. Part six, using 
the rollers - he does two-stepping on toes, heel, 
one foot and flat foot splits, spins on toes, and 
on heels, skates on one toe and one heel. 
Figure 8 on toes, figure S on heels. Zig-zag on 
heels, grape-vine twist on toes, flying Dutch roll 
circle backward, one toe and heel reversed. 
Barn dance In three different styles with a 
high kick. In part seven he does acrobatic 
skating with ten sensational stunts. Barrel 
Jumping, lumping out of one barrel Into an- 
other on top of one and Jumping over another 
are some of the difficult feats in part eight. 
The mdst daring stunt on ball-bearing skates. 
Is the Coast of Death from the top of the 
rink, blindfolded, and Jumping over four barrels 
which Dare Devil Frank does In part nine of 
his wonderful 30 minutes of the most thrUlinjr 
feats on skates. To appreciate his act one 
must witness one of tbe performances and from 
the manv letters received from rink managers 
where he has appeared he has lived np to every 
expectation. . ' ■ 

Manager H. Z. Brown of the" Arena', Detroit^ 
only ice rink, opened the season's racing on- 
November 15. in the first of the series of -races 
for the city championships, when the first heat 
of the quarter-mile was decided. Some excep- 
tionally clever skaters wlU compete during the 
activities, and it should prove by far the best 
affair of Its kind ever staged locally. Suitable 
rewards will be given the skaters and the 
events will be continued throughout tbe winter 
one or two heats being decided each week until 
every division of the known category has a full- 
fledged champion. Tbe Immense roof above and 
the 40.000 feet of refrigerating pipe below make 
Ice skating entirely independent of weather 
conditions. The yellow and bine sjlk decora- 
tions, the red, white and blue of tbe American 
flag and the 24,000 candle power Illumination 
make the Arena one of the most attractive 
places of amusement in Detroit. Skating Is one 
of the cleanest and healthiest forms of amuse- 
ment, and Detrolters can congratulate themselves 
on having such an institution. 


That the patrons of the Auditorium Rink at 
Grand Island. Neb., were well pleased with the 
great Bkating stunts performed there during 
the week ending November 11, by . Miss Ade- 
laide D'Vorak. the champion lady racer of th» 
world, is told by the many reports received from 
that city. Mr. Wade, the manager, said ehe 
certainly made good, being much better than 
he anticipated. She is an artist of high rank 
1 In her line and made a hit from the first night. 
Her skating stunts are wonderful and she has 
as much speed which she uses In racing men. as 
many of the best male skaters. She raced 
three men here during the week and won all 
three races against some of the best skaters 
we have. Her equal has never been seen here In 
Grand Island before. 


i In an Interview with Mr. Joseph W. Munch, 
manager of Rivervlew Blnk. Milwaukee, Wis., 
by some of the skating fans, be had the follow- 
ing to say: "It la possible that later In the 
season we will hold some good races here, but 

■ at the present time I can say nothing definite 
about them." When asked about the reported 
world's championship races to be held at Blver- 

1 (Continued on page 35.) 

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The Great Fowlers Franklin "Kids" 

The Novelty Wilsons Clifford and Moore 

The Keitners Diehl and Anderson 

Ward Sisters Leslie and Leslie 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Wells Elmore and Bartlett 
LeRoy and Diamond Scot* and Clark 

Williams, Gonzales and 

Jack and Nell Sipple 
Those Nagifys 
Flexible Ellison 

Texas Cleot 
Cooke and Meyers 
Crotilde and Montrose 
Hughes and Brown 
Lang and Bncber 

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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


Brief Outlines of Stories Told in the Latest Productions of 
the Patents and Sales Companies — Release Dates 
and Lengths of Subjects Are Given 



(Comedy: release Dee. 2: 
length. 750 feet).— Copy- 
righted 1911 by tie Inde- 
1 pendent Moving Pictures 
\ Company of America. — 
'(Percy, a young man with 
/mashing propensities, no- 
ftlces a young woman on 
the otner side of the 
street - waving her ' hand- 
kerchief, imagines he has 
made a conquest, and 
writes her a note, stating lie Is desirous of 
meeting; her. The Indignant woman snows the 
note to her hosband. who makes an appointment, 
and attired In the clothing of his wife - and 
heavily yelled, hag a very good time at the ex- 
pense of Percy. On the return to the home of 
the charmer. Percy Is somewhat surprised to re- 
ceive a sound thrashing. An officer is attract- 
ed, and the husband removes his disguise and 
makes an explanation. Percy receives a thorough 
rating from the officer and goes home resolved 
to discontinue mashing — cured completely. On 
the same reel Is: 

(Scenic: length. 350 feet).— Copyrighted 1011 
by Independent Moving Pictures Company or 
America. — Showing the President dedicating the 
splendid naval training station at Chicago. All 
the details were taken with many views of the 
head of the nation. The ensemble Is a large 
one. thousands of marienes and military, sol- 
diers and sailors taking part in the elaborate 
ceremony, a solemn and impressive one. 

THE DUMB MESSENGER (Drama; release 
Dec. 4; length, 1,000 feet). — Copyright 1911 by 
Independent Moving Pictures Company of Amer- 
ica. — Hathaway, a "Raffles." determines to steal 
a valuable necklace from Mrs. Darrow. a 
wealthy Invalid, and strolls out to the bonse. 
Susie Leslie, pretty fiancee of Mrs. " Darrow's 
son. Will. Is visiting, her. Susie has a dog 
which Is the especial friend of Will. The but- 
ler and' the maid also have designs on the Jewel. 
The butler ties up the maid, to make the rob- 
bery look genuine, and masked, attempts to get 
Into the ream where the two women are. They 
are terrified, and Susie ties a note to the collar 
of the dog and bids him go to Will. The dog 
finds him at the railroad station, and Darrow 
hastily summons assistance and starts for the 
• bonse- The butler forces the door and covers 
the women with a pistol. Just then Hathaway, 
who is outside the French window, steps in and 
captures the servant, and turns him over, to 
Darrow and his men. Hathaway departs, well 
satisfied with his part. 

TONY; AND THE STORK (Comedy-drama: re- 
lease Dec- 7; length, 1,000 feet). — Copyrighted 
1911 by Independent Moving Pictures Company 
of America.— Tony, a young married Italian, 
is in hard straits, but Anally secures a Job on 
a railroad, many miles from Dome. Later, he 
receives a letter stating his wife Is In a hos- 
pital and he Is a father. Joyfully drawing his 
wages be hastens home, and on the way to 
the hospital boys a baby carriage, doll and toys 
for the child. At the hospital he Is tcld his 
wife la dead. Tony is grief -stricken, but looking 
at the dead form sees It is not bis wife, a mis- 
take In the name being responsible for bis tem- 
porary grief. So Tony dances about In his Joy, 
and just then his wife enters with a baby: Tonv 
is overjoyed, bit r.«new«>at surprised when an- 
other baby is brought in. and be finds he Is the 
father of - twins. He explodes with merriment 
when he gazes at the perambulator, with a car- 
rying capacity of one. and tries to embrace the 
whole family at one and the same time. ' 


TLE GIRLS (Drama: 
^M'f H IP* aaaV releaso December 4; 

afl length. feet). — 

aaal^ -••!. ***•• aSBBBsi asm Wesley Burke. M. D.. 

is referred to as ?'The 
Great Doctor Burke." 
Notwithstanding his 
great gifts, be was 

r unable to save the life 
of his dear wife, and 
Is left alone with Lit- 
_ t ip Gladys, his only 

child and solace. . In 
the squalid home of 
Frank and Margaret Morse. Little Nell Morse 
Is dying. The family doctor gives up hope, 
but says Dr. Burke alone might save the 
little one. Frank rushes out in search of the 
great physician, and on the way saves little 
Gladys from being struck by an automobile, 
but Is knocked unconscious himself. He is 
taken to the doctor's home, and on regaining 
consciousness tells of his little girl. The doc- 
tor hurries to the Morse home, and after a hard 
struggle saves the child's life. Little Gladys 
and little Nell become great friends, and make 
even Dr. Burke share the happiness pervading 
the two households. 

STRUCK GOLD (Drama; release December 6: 

length - feet). — Ben Dudley bad at last 

struck gold, which wonld make his lltle daugh- 
ter Lucy and himself rich. Ben takes the 
child and starts to obtain aid from friends in 
an. adjoining camp. The clalm-inmpers. Bill 
and Pete Sloan, have heard of the strike and 
attempt to hold up the Dudleys to steal Ben's 
map. but are frustrated by the arrlvil of the 
sheriff ami some friends of Ben. When Ben 
and his friends returned - -to the -mine the 
claim jnmpers. aided by their friends, follow 
and attack the party, but are driven off. 
Through a rase they sncceed In drawing most 
of Ben's men from the mine and when Ben and 
lis party return they find the claim-Jumpers 
In possession. Securing the aid of the sheriff 


during the night they lowered themselves into 
the mine from an overhanging rock, and the 
claim-Jumpers are taken by surprise and cap- 

sum eg the throne, 
daughter. Miranda. 


(From Shakespeare) 
(Released Nov. 28; 
length. — feet).— 
Prosper o. rightful 
Duke .of Milan, a 
kindly man. but a stu- 
dent, 18 dethroned by. 
his brother, Antonio, 
and the King of Na- 
ples, and Antonio as- 
Prosper© and his little 
are set adrift in a boat. 
They drift ashore on an island. Inhabited by 
good fairies and wicked sprites. Prosperb 
gains the favor of the former and subdues the 
latter. Here they reside for twelve years. A 
ship in which are Antonio, the King of Naples, 
and the latter's son. Is wrecked on the 'Island and 
Prospero's enemies fall into his hands. He pro- 
ceeds to punish them. Antonio and the King 
are forced to wander about the Island, torment- 
ed by Aerial, a mischievous fairy. Ferdinand 
Is set to do menial work. Meeting Miranda, 
he falls In love with rer. Prospero Anally for- 
gives his enemies on condition that ther relin- 
quish their thrones to Ferdinand and Miranda, 
who- have agreed to marry, and live happy ever 

BENEATH THE VEIL (Drama: released Dec. 
1; length. — feet) — A young artist with a love 
of the beautiful and a natural horror of any- 
thing repulsive, is engaged to a beantlfnl girl. 
Her father opposes, knowing bis limitations and 
fearing he will not make the girl happy. The 
girl Is injured in an accident, and uer beauty 
destroyed. She offers the artist his freedom, 
which he accepts. Justifying the fears of her 
father. But the artist can not forget the girl. 
He forgets her beauty but thinks more and more 
of her character and mental attributes, and final- 
ly humbly returns to the girl and again 
pleads his suit. Sbe Is- heavily veiled when thev 
meet, but convincing her that her physical ap- 
pearance Is of no importance, she accepts him. 
Still* heavily veiled, but her beauty regained, 
she marries him. and when they return to the 
studio the veil Is lifted and with a radiant 
smile she goes to his arms. Their love has been 
cruelly tested, but the artist has proven he Is 
a man. 


(Comedy; released Nov. 
28; length. — feet). — 
The first Indian com- 
edy ever made — show- 
ing a vouth that aas 
the spirit of the plains 
In hl« Eastern blood. 
He Is going out West, 
and anticipating hand- 
to - h a n d encounters, 
practices with a bowle. His snbfeet Is the 
next thing to the real article— a cigar store In- 
dian, but the Indian Is not that kind yon ex- 
pect him to be. so he resents it in such fashion 
that the erstwhile, despoiler of the redman's 
domain changes his mind about that triumphant 
tour of the wild and wooly West.' On the same 
reel Is: 

drama: lengib. — feet). — A careful young lady 
noticed workmen about to erect a telegraph 
pole In front of her house. This grated on her 
sense of the artistic arrangement of the land- 
scape, so : when the hole was dug she left the 
cake in the oven and stepping Into the exca- 
vation, defied them to remove her. Just like 
that! They didn't, but what did follow made 
the young engineer in charge wish be owned a 
will like hers, and he decided to get it. even 
If he did have to take the girl wltb It. but this 
was just to his taste, for she was young and 
sweet, and determined. 

lease Dec. 2; length, — feet). — Harry Reld be- 
came lost to his loved ones. Advertisements 
failed to bring him into the light of the love 
of his family. It was Just a freak of circum- 
stances that another man cruelly undertook to 
wound the hearts of the mourning ones by mas- 
querading as the lost man. 'He might have 
played the part successfully, too. If the same 
fate that sent Jack Into the endless chasm of 
oblivion had not wrought a miracle still more 
wonderful. Now. dear reader, you are waiting 
for the saddest part of this tale. Yon are to be 
disappointed, however, for there Is no sad part 
to It. Strange to say. this film Is a roaring 
farce, full of funny situations. Do you see the 
opportunity for fun? On the same reel Is: 

VIEWS OF LAKE COMO (Scenic; length, — 
feet). — A boat ride over this world-famous lake, 
noted for its scenic wonders and beauties. 


OF MR. DUBAND (Comedy 
drama; released Nov. 30; 
lengfb, 630 feet).— Mr. 
Duraml is the happy father 
of five charming girls. An 
old friend writes Mr. Du- 
raml that his son. George, 
will pay him a visit, anil 
he expresses the desire that 
the young man fall In love 
with one of his dnnghters. 
All make preparations for 
the Fairy Prince, including little Marietta, who 
is only twelve. Each one tries to captivate 
young George, with the exception of Renee. 
who seems timid. They soon find, however, that 
this timidity Is assumed, as Renee wins the 
day. and George asks Papa Durand for her 
hand. On the same reel Is: 


"The Worthwhile Film" 

3 A WEEK 3 

Saturday, December 2, 1911 


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Monday, December 4, 1911 


Veritable Film d'Art. 
Wednesday, December 6, 1911 


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our necks, if necessary, to make good 
pictures! The encouragement you've 
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Monday. Nov. 20) have shattered all rec- 
ords for Dims made In America. And the 
orders for our regular "Saturday Split 
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Thousands of exhibitors have written us, 
saylns they'll be glad to get three imps 
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"The Dumb Messenger" 

(Copyrighted 1911, Imp Pitas Co.) 

A cleverly concocted story of a gen- 
tleman burglar, a wealthy woman and 
a crooked butler. Staged and enacted 
In the Imp's best manner. Released 
Monday. Dec. 4. Do you suppose you'll 

"Tony and the Stork" 

(Copyrighted 1911. Imp Films Co.) 

Your favorite King- Baggott assumes 
the role of "Tony," ami helps put over 
one of the moat delightful little stories 
we've ever sprung. Released Thursday, 
Dec. 7. Do you suppose you'll get it? 

"Our Saturday Split" 

(Released Saturday. Dec. 9) 
The first 600 feet are devoted to "Her 
Birthday" (Copyright 1911), the kind of 
comedy that has helped build op the 
Imp to Its unquestioned -leadership. The 
other 400 feet are devoted to some re- 
markably interesting views of a Cross 
Country Road Race by the students of 
Columbia University. The two together 
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We have been 'obliged to change the release 
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C: 282-^J?ESFEg*JEP 0,47 

length, 330 feet). — Gnssy purchases a .bouquet 
to present to a maiden aunt on her birthday 
The bouquet Is stolen from him, ana be Is un 
able to And another florist's. Disappointed, 
and about to give up In despair, be reaches the 
apartment house where his aunt abides. A serv. 
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flowers. He persuades, tbe latter to let him 
take the bonquet and greets bis aunt with ef. 
fusion, handing her the bouquet, not knowing » 
note accompanied It. The bouquet was Intended 
for an actress on another floor, and when the 
aunt reads the letter she cuts Gussv out of her 


(Mother Goose Series. 
2d Edition; release Dec. 
4).— In which Mother 
Goose and her majctc 
wand play an Important 
role. The little ones 
with drums and swords, 
are marching about -nd 
singing Yankee Doodle. 
Mother Goose decides 
to teach a lesson in pa- 
triotism, and as the 
little marchers proceed, there appears the form 
of "Uncle Sam" riding on a pony. The pro- 
cession goes on. and presently Into the scene 
comrs tbe redoubtable Stonewall Jackson and 
then General IT. S. Grant. Robert E. Lee or 
Virginia, and Lincoln, the martyr. And this 
grand assemblage of our country's vanguard 
form a living lesson from history. On the 
same reel is: 

OCR NAVY (Scenic: total length. 1.000 feet). 
— Showing tbe monster procession of battleships 
on the Hudson, the greatest assemblage of Un- 
cle Sam's fighting men ever gotten together at 
one time. 

release Dec. 0: length. 950 feet). — Sam Houston, 
a young Western cowpnncber, with a failing for 
cards, wins a pile from a fellow named Bno-, 
who swore to regain his losings by foul means. 
An Indian woman came Into the gambling- saloon 
peddling trinkets. She met with rebuffs unill 
Sam's table was reached, where she received a 
large coin. In return the woman told his for- 
tune, and warned him of a grave danger on 
a contemplated trip. Sam admitted the trip, 
bnt laughed at the danger. Bnd bribed Sam's 
Indian guide and arranged for an ambush, but 
Sam was saved by the Indian seeress. who, 
though wounded by the guide, led him from the 
fatal trail and foiled the dastardly plot of 
Bod. Her noble task accomplished, the seeress 
gave up her spirit to the great Manitou. dying 
with the consciousness of having saved her 

released Dec. 2: length. — feet). — Johnson and 
bis wife are happy ln the possession of their 
only child, until Mrs. Johnson aspires to become 
a prima donna. Leon!, an Italian tutor. Is pro- 
cured, and the two soon become enamored of 
each other. Johnson eventually finds this ont 
and casts her adrift. She attains fame as an 
opera singer, while the child, after s year, 
missing tbe loving care of a mother, becomes 
ill. Leon!, too. has become tired of his flame, 
and transferring his affections to another, casts 
her off. In Johnson's home, the little girl Is at 
death's door, repeatedly calling for her mother. 
A kind-hearted nurse persuades the father to 
gratify the child's wish. He does, and finds 
the erring wife. A mother's care conquers the 
grim angel, the child lives and by Its means 
husband and wife start a new life together. 



BOND (Drama: release Dec. 5: length. 
1.000 feet) (Produced in co-operation 
with the National Association for 
tbe Study and Prevention of Tuber- 
culosis) .—John Bond, a wealthy poli- 
tician, refuses his support to the Tuberculosis 
Committee when asked to assist legislation that 
will provide funds for sufferers of consumption. 
He also Ignores the Inspector's warning to make 
repairs to one of his tenements, occupied by the 
O'Brien family, all afflicted with tbe disease, 
their wretched surroundings hurrying tbem to 
an early grove. Bond marries, and while on a 
honeymoon cruise his wife contracts consump- 
tion while nursing George O'Brien, who bad se- 
cured employment on the yacht. 0"Brien. dy- 
ing, entrusts trinkets to Mrs. Bond for his sis- 
ter. Nellie. Arriving home, she sends for Nellie, 
who, recognising Bond, denounces him. telling 
him that. Indirectly, through bis neglect, his 
wife Tins contracted the disease. Bond tries un- 
successfully to place his wife in a sanitarium, 
and Is at last obliged to apply to the Tubercu- 

( Continued on page 40.) 


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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Managers and performers are respectfully requested to contribute their dates for the depart- 
at. Bootes most reach The Billboard not later than Friday of each week to Insure publication. 
The Billboard forwards all mall for professionals free of charge. Members of the profession 
.ere invited, while on the road, to have their mall addressed in care of The Billboard, and it will 
be forwarded promptly. 

Telegrams inquiring for routes not 
.given in these columns will be ignored 
unless answers are prepaid. 


(An additional list of Performers' 
Oates, as well as a list of additional 
routes, received too late for classifica- 
tion, may be found in another column.) 

When no date is given the week of 
Nov. 27- Dec 2 is to be supplied. 

Abdallahs. Six: 42 Johnson St., Brooklyn. 
Adgie & Her IJobs: 210 E. 47th St.. N. Y. C. 
Ahern. Agnes, * Co.: 3319 Colorado ave., Chi- 

Altkens, Two Great: 2219 Oravler St., New Or- 

Alderfer. Cbas.: Denver, Ind. 
Allen, Mr. tc Mrs. Frederick: 8729 20th ave., 

Allen & Kenna: Box 696, Anniston, Ala. 

AlUnel's, Jos... Peter the Great: 422 Bloomfleld 
St., . Hoboken, N. J. 

Alaaca tc Lorraine: 91 E. Duval sr.. Phi I a. 

Alvarado's. S-. Goats: 1235 N. Main at.. De- 
catur, m. 

Alvtn, Teter H.: Dresden, O. 

Alvlno & HI alto: 601 Columbus at., Montgomery, 

Aman & Jones: S16 Steele ave.. Dayton, O. 
American Comedy Four: 779 2d ave.. N. X. C. 
American Oomlqoes, Three: Severe House, Chi- 

American Dancers, Six: 10 Plain at.. Providence, 
B. I. 

American Trumpeters: 1163 Elmwood ave.. 
Providence. It- X. 

Amlotta, Three: Fitehburg, Mass. 

Anderson & Ellison: 3603 Locust sr.. Phila. 

Anderson & Evans: 865 A. Gates ave.. Brook- 

Andersons, Ads ralisn Twins: care Paul Tauslg. 

101 E- 14th at., N. X. G. 
Ansel & Dorian: 1557 E. 32d St.. Cleveland. 
Apollo Quartette: 539 N. State St., Chicago. 
Archer As Carr: Greenwich, N. Y. 
Arizona Trio: 851 B. 18th at., N. X. C. 
Arlington * Helston: 536 So. 7th. St., Camden. 

N. J. 

Arnaut Bros.: care P. Taualg. 104 E. 14th St., 
N. T. O. 

Amesens, The: 1817 N. Kedzle ave., Chicago. 
Arnold & Rickey: Owego, N. T. 
Atlantis & Ftak: 2511 First ave. South. Billings, 

Australian Poor: 24* W- 30th »L. N. X. C. 

Asnma Family; 1227 F.. 71st sr.. Chleneo. 
Arthur. C. (Greeson) Tampa, Fla.; (Klnudrome) 
Miami, 4-9. 

Allen, Leon & Bertie (Hippodrome) Huntington, 
W. Va.; (Robinson) Cincinnati.- O., 4-9. 

Allen, Eva (Bijou) Kingston, N. Y.; (Family) 
Lebanon. Pa.. 4-9. 

Avery. Mary (Rhoda) Kenosha, Wis. 

Adams & Gnhl Co. (Jefters) Saginaw, Mich.; 
'■ (Bijou) Bay City, 4-9. . 

American Newsboys Quartette (Family) Lafay- 
ette. Ind.: (Kedzle) Chicago. 111.. 4-9. 

Appleby. E. J. (Colombia) Detroit; (Grand) 
Columbus, O., 4-9. 

Alberto (Grand) Knoxville, Tenn.; (Alrdome) 
Chattanooga. 4-9. 

Armond. Grace (Empress) San Francisco. 

Arlington Four (Orpheum) Oakland. Cal., 27- 
Dec 9. _ 

Apdale's Zoo Circus (Majestic) Houston, Tex.; 
(Plaza) San Antonio, 4-9. 

Adair, Art (Empress) Victoria. Can.; (Empress) 
Tacoma. Wash., 4-9. 

Albion 4: Bowers: Hotel Chelsea. Dayton, Ohio. 

Alvln Bros. (Colonial) Norfolk. Va. 

Adler & Artlne (Empress) Chicago; (Empress) 
"Milwaukee. 3-9. 

Alsace & Lorraine (Orpheum) Kansas City. Mo. 

A-B-B's. The (Pantages) St. Joseph,- MOv 

Avon Comedy Four (Orpheum) Denver. 

rSeader-LaVelle Trio: 820 N. Christiana ave,, 
Chicago. - 

Bachen * Desmond: 1347 N. 11th St.. Phila. 
BallUes, Four: 26% W. Church St., Newark, O. 
.Baker & Cornells: 142 Scbennerborn St.. Brook- 
lyn. * 

.Ball Ward A Bail: 1172 First sr.. Milwaukee. 

Barlows, Breakaway: White Bats, N. Y. C. 
.Barretts, Juggling: 100 E. 12th St., N. Y. C. 

Barry * Hack: 589 Soger St., Milwaukee. 
■Barry & Wolford: 8 Hawthorne ave.. Cllften. 
K. J. 

Bartell * Garfield: 2699 E. 53d sc., Cleveland. 
.Bartos, Three: 819 N. 2d st. Beading. Pa. 
.Baxter. Sidney: 1722 48th ave.. Melrose. Cal. 

Beard. Billy: 1401 Drayton St.. Savannah, Oa. 

Bebout Duo: 225 High St.. Detroit. 

Benees, Those: 7209 E. 15th St., Kansas City, 

Benedictes. The: 728 State »t. Schenectady. 
N Y 

Bennett Bros.: 258 W. 65th St., N. Y. O. 
Bennett SSBtera: J808 Forest ave.. Kansas City. 

Bennett & Mareello: 208 W. 67th at. N. Y. C. 
Bernards. Original: The Billboard, Chicago. 

Berry & Berry: Great Valley, N, Y. 
Bert & Una! 319 Hughes St., Dayton, 


BlckneU & Glbney: 441 Marlon St., Oak Park, 


BIgelows, The: 2662 Monroe St., Chicago. 
Bimbos. The: 872 Lowe st.. Appleton. Wis. 
Black ft McCnne: 19 Neponset are., Boston. 
Blanchard & Martin: 1159 Octavia St., San Fran- 

Rogert & Nelson: Revere House, Chicago. 
Blaney, Hugh F.: 248 Fifth ave.. Pittsburg, 

Booth -j.Tio: 343 Lincoln St., Johnstown, Pa. 
Bottomley Troupe: 14 MagUl st., Waterbury, 

Boyle Bros.: 534 BIdge ave., Allentown, Pa. 
Boynton & Bonrke: 8603 Broadway. N. Y. O. 
Brady-Hardy Co.: 86 Sixth St., Detroit, Mich. 

Barry. Mr. & Mrs. Jimmle (Grand) Pittsburg. 
Pa.; (Keith's) Syracuse. N. Y.. 4-9. 

Bvron 6i Langdon (Keith's) Providence, R. I. 

Bates. [Louis W., & Co. (Pantages') - Denver. 

Bowers, Walters & Crooker (Maryland) Balti- 
more: (Keith's) Phila., 4-9. 

Brewster. Nellie, & Amsterdam Quartet (Gar- 
rick) San Diego, Cat. 

Baltus, Four (Empress) Denver, 4-9. 

Bailey. Cliff. Trio (Empress) Los Angeles: (Gar- 
rick) San Diego, 4-9. 

Beaue, Geo., & Co. (Garrick) San Diego, Cal. 

Biir Cltv Four (Poll's) Scranton, Pa.; (Proc- 
tor's) * Newark, N. J-. 4-9. 

Bouton. Harry, & Co. (Garrick) San Diego. Cal. 

Brown, Harris & Brown (Orpheum) San Fran- 
cisco, 27-Dec. 9: ■ 

Barron, Billy (Plaza) San Antonio, Tex. 

Buch Bros. (Academy of Music) Scranton, Pa. : 
(Auditorium) York. 4-9. 

Barthbldy's Cockatoos (Empress) Seattle; (Em- 
press) Vancouver, Can., 4-9. 

Black & White (Empress) Spokane; (Empress 
Seattle. 4-9. 

Bandy, Original (Empress) Winnipeg. Can. ' 

Budd & Clare (Empress) Duluth, Minn.; (Em- 
press) Winnipeg. Can., 4-9. 

Ball. Larry: 306 Foster Bldg.. Milwaukee. 

Bailey, S. Jack (Majestic) Montgomery, Ala. ; 
Majestic) Birmingham, 4-9. 

Baker. Al. S.: 1614 Bowlev St., Dallas, Tex. 

Brennan, Billy: 25 W. 2nd St., Dayton. O. 

Brady & Mahoney (Empress) Milwaukee; 
(Unique) Minneanolis, 4-9. 

Beauvals, Marldor & Co. (Hippodrome) St. Louis; 
(Gaiety) Springfield, 111., 4-6; (Parkway) Chi- 
cago, 7-9. 

Berznc's. Clin", Circus (Empress) Chicago; (Em- 
press) Milwaukee, 4-9. 
Blank Family (Orpheum) Kansas City, Mo. 

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cards. Cards will be mailed upon application. 

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Permanent Address- 

Brangan * Savule: Pleasant View Farm, Mos- 
cow, O. 

Brown * Cooper: 2016 Walnut st., Chicago. 
Brlttons, Three Musical: 729 Liberty ave., 
- Brooklyn. 

Broadway Comedy Quartette: 20 Williams ave., 

Brookes & Carlisle: 38 Glenwood ave., Buffalo. 
Brooks & Kingman: 303 Putnam Bldg.. N. X. C. 
Brunettes, Cycling: 231 Cross St., Lowell, Mass. 
Buch Bros.: Edison st.. BidgeQeld Park, N. J. 
Budds, Aerial: 26 N. Union St., Aurora, IU. 
Burbank 4 Danforrh: Berlin, N. H. 
Burgess, Harvey J.: 627 Trenton ave., (WUk- 

insbnrg) Pittsburg, Pa. 
Burke & Urline: 636 Bndd st, W. Phila., Pa. 
Burkhart & Berry: 155 Eugenie St., Chicago. 
Burns, May * Lily: 116 W. 39th at., N. X. C. 
Burt Sc Mayo: 1213 14th st., Alteona, Pa. 
Busklrk, Musical: 68 Barrow St.. N. X. C. 
Byers & Hermann: 3649 Paxton Bead, Oin 


Bannans, Three Juggling- (Empress) San Fran- 
cisco, 4-9. 

Bartholomew, Chas. (Empress) Salt Lake, U. 

Bernardi, Arturo (Empress) St. Paoi. 

Beers, Leo (Empress) Chicago; (Empress) Mil- 
waukee. 4-9, - - ■ 

Boyd. Mazle- (Orphenum) Dallas, Tex. 

Bnrnell, Lillian (National) Detroit. 

Bowser. Chas. W., & Co. (Majestic) Ft. Worth, 
Tex.. 4-9. 

Bernard, Al. (Pastime) Birmingham, Ala., 27- 
Dec. 9. 

Brunettes, Cycling (Poll's) Scranton, Pa.; (Or- 
pheum) Altoona, 4-9, 

Brldgers, Jay F. : Washington, N. C, 

Barber & Palmer (Crystal) Albuquerque, N. 

M.; (Baker) Denver, Colo., 4-9. 
Broe & Maxim (Scenic) Boston. 

Benton & McGowan (Keith's) Jersey City. N J • 

(Odeon) Newark, 4-9. 
Breen, Harry (Orpheum) Kansas City, Mo. 
Brown & Newman (Keith's) Cincinnati. 
Barnes, Paul (Orpheum) Omaha, Neb. 
Bennington Bros. (Empress) Cincinnati. 
Bennett, Phil (Empress) Cincinnati 
Campbell, Frank & Jennie: Marine Mills. Minn. 
Calvert, Great: 164 Averlli ave., Rochester. 

N. Y. 

Carbrey Bros.: 1347 E. Oxford sr., Phila. 
Cardownle Slaters: 425 N. Liberty at, Alliance, 

Carlln ft Clark: 913 Prospect ave., Buffalo. 
Carol Slaters: 104 W. 16th at.. N. Y. C 
Caron & Farnom: 235 B. 24th at., N. Y. C. 
Carr Trio: Canandalgna. N. Y. 
Carroll-Gillette Troupe: 210 Chatham Bt., New 
Haven, Com. 

Carson Bros.: 1058 66th St., Brooklyn. 
Carson, Chas. B. ft Metor: White Bats. N. Y. C. 
Carson 4: Willard: 2588 W. Cumberland st, 

Casaiis, Three: Darlington, Wis. 
Casad ft De Verne: 312 Valley st. Dayton. O. 
Castellane, Tony, ft Bro.: 248 Navy st., Brook- 

Chantrell ft Schuyler: 219 Prospect ave., Brook- 

Chevrlel. Emlle: Gloucester, Mass. 
Chlldera ft Chlldera: 715 W. 65th at, Chicago. 
Church City Four: 1282 Decatur it, Brooklyn. 
Clacks, The: Charlton, Iowa. 
Clark Bros.: 2215 Bo. 3d St., St. Louis. 
Clarka, The: 65 Bank at, N. X. C. 
naysons, Four Musical: 64 Bread st. Oneida, 
N, X. 

Ueveland. Claude & Marlon: 597 9th ave., Aa- 

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Coattss. Three Musical: 14* W. Seneca it., Oa- 

Ooo urn'' &' Pearwn: 1810 So. lat at.. Cedar 

O.Sswe'ui, Tnree Cjcllmr. 2T0 W. Wth, at., N. 

Mem" & Frances: 1820 reffexm at. Mill.. „ 
oSe & L» Crandall Trio: 264 W. 88th at.. N. 
Y 0, 

Columbians, Five, Inc.: FIndley. O. 
OoKreTGreat: 884 N. National Bird., Spring- 
Held, MO. 

SSSt ^^^"toSPWrt* .t.. W. 

Oor«Ji*"^r« XonnsBloed, Sextette: Aaadarko, 

CtateUo A La Orolx: 818 Ewta* «t.. Kansas 

Omrteer*' Jeanetto: 1819 W. 14th Plice, Chi- 

Onrlee Family: Altoona, wis. 

Crawford * Baker: 1489 Baxter at.. Toledo. O. 

outoa. Tbe: Webeter City. Ia. 

Wmmlna * Gore: 832 W. 20th at. N. Y. C 

Oromera. Three: SOB Sninmett are., Schenectady. 

Cromwell ft Samse: Dixon. 111. 

Crouch & Welob: Gerard Hotel, N. T. O. 

nSlen Bros.: 2918 Ellsworth St., PMla. 

Oranmgham, Doe ft Eddie: 8337 W. Grenshaw 

OnrrYs ft'^irie: 137 So. State at.. Sprtngueld, 

Curry ft Bller: Blnchamton, N. T. 
Cattys, Moslem! : 80S4 B. Baltimore at.. Balti- 

Comns 4 Emmett (Columbia) Detroit. 

Carr Trio (Orpheum) Lewlstown, Pa.; (Liberty) 

Clearaeld. 4-8. 
Cottrell & Carew (O. H.) Winona, Minn.; (O. 

H.) Beloit. Wis.. 4-9. _ 
Cheyenne Days Co. (Orphenm) Des Moines, la.; 

(Orpbeuml Sioux City. 4-9. 
Calne & Odom (Empress) St. Paul; (Empress) 

Dublin. 4-9. 

College Trio (Poll's) Hartford, Conn.; (Poll's! 

New Haven, 4-9. 
Coonningham ft Marion (Orphenm) Portland. 


Cnrtis, Sam J., * Co. (Poll's) Worcester, 

Mass.; (Keith's) Boston. 4-9. 
Cressv & Dayne (Temple) Detroit; (Templet 

Rochester. N. Y., 4-9. 
Carroll, Nettie. Trio (Poll's) Bridgeport, Conn. 
Carlisle's Circus (Empress) St. Paul; (Empress) 

Duluth, 4-9. „ 
Campbells. Pour Casting: Gary, Ind., 30-Dec. 

2; (Academy) Chicago, 111.. 4-6; (Temple) 

Torre Haute. Ind.. 7-9- 
Corrigan & Vivian (Orphenm) Minneapolis. 4-9. 
Ooreli, Jack. Trio (Kedsie) Chicago; (Wtllard) 

Chicago. 4-9. 
Cotton. Lolo (Bronx) N. Y. C 
Corina & Barbara (Orphenm' 1 Jacksonville, Fla. 
Daley ft Sbewbroox: 3953 Michigan ave., ual- 


Davis ft Moran: 827 B. Walker at., Dea 

Moines, la. 
Davis ft Scott: 187 W. 145th at,. N. T. O. 
De Armo ft De Anno: 178 Brace at., Newark. 

N. J. 

De Cleo, Barry: 418 Collins are., Maxravllle, 


De Grace ft Gordon: 100 Klngsland ave., Brook- 

De Lisle, Jnggllng: Glens Falls, N. T. 
De Haven ft Whitney: 1420 N. 22d St.. Phlla. 
Delmore ft Lee: 1S53 Broadway, N. Y. C. 
Delmore ft Oneida: 437 W. 46th at., N. Y. C. 
Delno Troupe: care Tbe Chalfant, Indianapolis. 
Deloya. Three: 10 N. Webb at.. Oklahoma City. 

DeMar Bros.: Cadillac, Mich. 
DeMosde & BInsmore: Zanesvllle, O. 
De Mora ft Graceta: FIndlay, O. 
Denlokes. Musical : 619 First at.. Macon. Oa. 
De Phil Bros.: 443 17th at,, Brooklyn. 
Deveao, Hubert: 384 Prospect Place, Brooklyn. 
De Vere ft Roth: 549 Belden ave., Chicago. 
De Voes. Marvelous: 2901 re Page at.. New 

De Toy. Geo., • ft Dayton Sisters: 2643 Bales 

are., Kansas City. Mo. 
De Wolfes, Four: 1713 Third ave,, N. Y. C. 
Diamond Four: 1802 N. Western ave., Chicago. 
Dick. Ray: 522 Ohio are.. Kokomo. Ind. 
Dickens ft Floyd: 96 18th at.. Buffalo. 
Dixons, Four; 5626 Carpenter it, Chicago. 
Doss. Billy: 102 So. High at, Columbia, Tenn. 
Douglas ft Douglas: White Rats. Chicago. 
Downs rd ft Downard: Cyclone. Ind. 
Downey, wiilard ft Swain: S23 Townaend ave., 

Detroit. Mich. 
Doyle ft Fields: 2348 W. Taylor at,. Chicago. 
Duffln-Redcay Troupe: Reading. Pa. 
Dcucaa. A. O.: 942 E. 9th st. Brooklyn. 
Dwrer. Lottie, Trio: 180 Scott at., Wllkes-Barre. 


Delavoye ft Frits: 8026 Madison st. Chicago. 

Danclnc Violinist (Shubert) St. Louis; (Lyrlcl 

Cincinnati. 4-9 
Dove, Roy: 2706 Franklin nvp.. St. Louis. 
DcGroote ft Langtry (Olympic) Danville. III. 
Iwpley, MIrs Ray, & Co. (Empress) Duluth. 


neLong. Madle (PrlnceBs) Sallna, Kan. 
Donovan & McDonald (Orphenm) St, Paul; (Or- 
pheum) Dulnth, 4-9. 

T)°c' Mr ' * Mr8 " s,uart (Chase's) Wash.. 
"ooicys". Three (Tcmnle) Rochester, N. Y.: (Ma- 

Jestlct Milwaukee. Wis.. 4-9. 
^'"oye & Frits: 0026 Madison st, Chicago. 
ncVllbls, Great (O. H.) Farlbanlt. Minn. 
Donnelly. Albert (Empress) Milwaukee: 

(linlqne) Minneapolis. 4-9. 
llnnrea. Fred (Shea's) Toronto; (Orphenm) Har- 

rlsburg. Pa.. 4-9. 
"oesch ft Russell (Evanston) Evanston, 111.: 

(Orpheum) So. Bend. Ind.. 4-9". 
Uolllycr & Rogers (Fremont) Fremont. Neb.: 

(Princess) Marshalltown, Ia„ 7-9. 
uinke spiel's Christmas (5th Ave.) N. Y. C; 

(Poll s) Springfield. Mass.. 4-9. 
DeBeryl. simone (Keith's) Louisville; (Orphenm) 

Memphis. Tenn.. 4-9. 
uolun & Lenharr (Grand) Indianapolis, 
"pan ft p r |ce (Empress) Seattle-; (Empress) 

Vancouver. Can., 4-9. 
Diamond & Nelson {Orpheum) San Francisco, 27- 

nee. 9. 

{{JJle ft Fields (Majestic) Bntte, Mont. 4-9. 
niscons, Three (Majestic) Bntte. Mont. 4-9. 
uowiing, j. j., * Co. (Empress) St. Paul: 

(Empress) Duluth. 4-0. 
nt» r, S. (O'ympln) Loa,. Russia, 1-31. 
"uliy, Thos. n.: 4036 Virginia ave., St. Louis. 

Diamond Four (Empress) Taeomn, Wash.; (Em- 
press) Portland, Ore,, 4-9. 

Dickinson, W. S. (Poll's) Hartford, Conn.; 
(Poll's) Bridgeport, 4-9. 

Davenport ft Francis (6th Ave.) Nashville, Tenn.: 
(Majestic) Chattanooga, 4-9. 

Devcreaux, Dale: 131 Main St.. Ashtabula, O. 

DeRenzo A LaDne (Grand) EvansvIUe, Ind.; 
(Keith's) St. Louis, Mo.. 4-9. 

Darling of Paris (Keith's) Cincinnati. 

Dayton, Great (Pantages) St. Joseph, Mo. 

DuGros Trio (Orphenm) Omaha. Neb. 

DeLlssle. Juggling (Bijou) Battle Creek. Mich. 

Earles, Three: 415 Fort at. Marietta, O. 

Bdman ft Oaylor: Box 39, Richmond, Ind. 

Edwards ft Raymond: 2162 S. Bast at, In- 

Edwards. Shorty: 213 Carroll st. Allegheny, 

Edyth. Boae: Box 135, Bast North port, L. I.. 
N. Y. 

El Barto: 2531 N. HoUingwood at, Phlla. 
Elliott. Be Lair ft Elliott: 2004 Memphis at. 

Elliott ft West: 2934 Ellsworth st, Phlla. 

Bllises, Tbe: Box 8, Conatantlne. Mich. 

Elton-Polo Troupe: 229 W. 88th at, N. Y. C. 

Ely ft Florence: Stony Brook. L. I., N. Y. 

Emllle, La Petite, Troupe: 604 B. Taylor at.. 
tUuomtngtan, 111. 

Kmtn"r*on-Siinmier Co.: 5718 Ln'her a»e., Cleve- 

Empire Singing Three: 20* 24th Plain, Chicago. 
English Rosebuds: 2841 W. 1st at., Brighton 

Beach.. N. Y. 
Esher ft Welsh: 1831 Raoatead st. Phlla. 
Evans ft Burton: 11314 N. Joachln at. Mobile. 


Evans ft Evans: 274 W. 4th at, Mansfield, 0. 

Everett Co.: Springfield, O. 

Everett Great, ft Co.: 516 Westchester ave.. 

Bronx, N. Y. 0. 
Bveretts, Fonr: 23 E. 7th st, N. Y. C. 
Emmett, Mr. ft Mrs. Hugh (Grand) Syracuse, 

N. Y. 

Ewen ft Prince: 1536 N. Kedxie ave., Chicago. 

Eseardos. Three (Trent) Trenton, N. J.; 

(Keith's) Providence, B. I., 4-9. 
Eldridge, Press (Poll's) New Haven, Conn. 
Edwards, Tom (Orphenm) New Orleans. 
Hsmeralda ft Veola (Orphenm) Spokane, 4-9. 
Ellis ft McKenna (Orphenm) Montreal. 
Erlckson, Knnte (Orphenm) Salt Lake, C. 4-9. 
Espc & Roth (Orpheum) Peoria, III.; (Majestic) 

Springfield, 4-9. 
Edmunds, Agnes: 4530 Kennedy ave., St. Louis. 
Eekhoff & Gordon (Empress) Winnipeg. Can. 
Edward's, Jess, Dogs (Academy) Scranton, Pa.; 

(Auditorium) York, 4-9. 
Esmonds. The (Porepangh's) Phlla. 
Evans, Chas. E. (Dominion) Ottawa. Can.. 4-9. 
Esmeralda (Majestic) Cedar Rapids, Ia. 
Emmett Bros. (Bijou) Battle Creek. Mich. 
Fairman, Fixrmam & Fairman: Netheriand Hotel. 


Fantas, Two: White Rats. N. Y. O. 

Fanrum. Bud: 157 Bonder ave., Columbus, O. 

Fern ft Mack: &40 So. 8th st., St Louis. 

Fernandex-May Dno: 207 E. 87th st. N. Y. C. 

Fiechtl's. Otto. Tvrolean Sextette: 1914 New- 
port ave., Chicago. 

«f„M Bro« : 146 Lenox ave., N. Y. 0. 

Fields, Win H., ft LaAdella: 3041 W. Bavens- 
muuu Park ave., Chicago. 

Finn's Comedy Males ft Dogs: 38 E. Blenkner st, 
Columbus, O. 

Florence, American, Troupe: Westminster Ho- 
tel, Chicago. 

Floydells. Tbe: Box 148. Highland. Cal. 

Follette ft WIcka: 1824 Gates ave., Brooklyn. 

Fontaine, Major Del: 713 State at, Quincy, 

Forbes * Bowman: 201 W. 112th st. N. Y. O. 
Fowler. Kate: 3020 So. 8th at, Tacoma, Wash. 
Fox ft Summers: 517 N. 10th st, Saginaw. Mich. 
Fox ft Ward: 1117 Wolf st, Phlla. 
Fraley A Abbott: 1417 Moore at.. Phlla. 
Franz, Slg ft Edythe: 12 Hotchklss st. Bing 

bamton. N. Y. 
Eraser Trio: 16 Inman ave., Bahway, N. J. 
Frlel, Mr. ft Mrs. Trornton: 1616 Walnnt St.. 

Anderson, Ind. 
Frobel ft Rnge: 314 W. 23d at, N. Y. C. 
Fulton. Chas. M.: Troy. Aln. 
Fein. Lawrence (Family) Newcastle, Pa.; (Vic- 
toria) Wheeling. W. Vn., 4-9. 
Fowler. Kate (Empress) Salt Lake. U. 
Fredericks. Musical (Victoria) Charleston. S. 

C: (Orpheum) Jacksonville. Fla.. 4-9. 
Field Bros. (Grand) Syracuse. N. Y. 
Frescotts, The: White Rats, Chicago; (Olympia) 

Tuscola, 4-9. 
Fields ft LaAdella (Majestic) Sioux Falls. S- 

D. ; (Albambra) St. Paul. Minn.. 4-9. 
Fenton. Marie (Keith's) Toledo, O.; (Keith's) 

Colnmhus. 4-9. 
Fonrta. Mabelle. Troupe (Majestic) Milwaukee: 

(Majestic) Chlcngo. 4-9. 
Fred Twins & Co. (Keith's) Columbus, O.: 

(Forsyth) Atlanta. Ga., 4 9. 
Fnlgora. Robert (Empress) Denver. 4-9. 
Frrnandez Duo (Majestic) Butte. Mont, 4-9. 
Freeman ft Dunham (Garrick) San Diego, Cal. 
Fields & Hanson (Orpheum) Lima, O.; (Col- 
umbia) Detroit. Mich., 4-9. 
Fields. Nat. ft Co. (Empress) Vancouver, Can.; 

(Majestic) Tacoma. Wash.. 4-9. 
FIsks. Musical (Keith's) Passaic, N. J. 
Fitaglbbon, Marie (Majestic) Bntte, Mont 
Fay. Two Coleys ft Fay (Temple) Detroit: 

(Temple) Rochester. N. Y., 4-9. 
Fotch. Jack (Rink) Elyria. 0-. 30-Dec. 2. 
Fielding ft Carlos (Pantages') Portland. Ore.: 

(Pantages') Sacramento. Cal.. 4-9. 
Farnum, Dot; 544 Alton ave., Indianapolis. 
Francis, Rnth, ft Co. (Empress) Milwaukee: 

(Unique) Minneapolis, 4-9. 
Franklin. Irene, ft Co. (Keith's) Cincinnati. 
Falkc.. Eleanor (Orpheum) Omaha. Neb. 
Galettt's Monkeys: 1535 Maplewood ave., Chi 


Garden City Trio: 704 W. 17th at, Chicago. 
Gardinera, Three: 1958 N. 8th at. Phlla. 
Gardner, Happy Jack: 933 Superior at, To- 
redo. O. 

Gardner, Harry ft Lucille: 130 N. Pine at. 

Grand Rapids. Mich, 
Gardner ft Lawson: 3225 N. Ashland ave., Chi 


Gsrnold. Jolly Ruth: 58 E. 21st st, Chicago. 
Oaylor, Obaa.: 768 17th at.. Detroit. 
Gaylor ft Graff: 16 Abingdon sq., N. Y. C. 
George ft Georgle: 1046 N. Franklin st, Chi- 

Glbney ft Barle: 509 Madison are., Toledo. O. 
Glbssn Bros.: 2 Willow St., Brooklyn. 
Gibson. Ted ft Kate: 906 Gates ave., Brooklyn. 
Goforth ft Doyle: 251 Halsey at, Brooklyn. 

Golden, Claude: 177 Walnnt ave.. Boston. 
Golden ft Hughes: Mllford, Mass. 
Goodwin ft Elliott: 1030 Hoe ave., N. Y. C. 
Gordon, Don ft Mae: 715 N. 17th st, Omaha, 


Gordon ft Henry: 207 Palmetto st. Brooklyn. 
Gorman ft West: 1855 Lexington ave., N. Y. C. 
Graces, Garner ft Parker: 4101 N. 41at Court, 

Gracey ft Burnett: Fair Haven, N. J. 
Grahams. Four Novelty: Bainbridge Ga. 
Grabam ft Randall: 327 Pearl at., Brooklyn. 
Granberry ft Lamon: 1S53 Broadway, N. X. C. 
Gray ft Gray: 1922 Bird st. Joplin, Mo. 
Green, Winifred: 168 W. 66th at. N. Y. C. 
Gregoire ft Elmira: 229 W. 38th at. N. Y. C. 
Gregory Family: 208 W. 20th at, N. Y. C. 
Griffith, Marvelous: Elkhart. Ind. 
Gruber's, Max, Animals: 104 E. 14th st, N. 
Y. C. 

Gardner ft Stoddard (Maryland) Baltimore; 

(Keith's) Lowell, Mass., 4-9. 
GTuber ft Kew (Crystal) Trinidad, Col., 4-6: 

(Wonderly) ILaJnnta, 7-9. 
Gladenbecks. Tbe (Columbia) St Lonls. 4-9. 
Garclnettl Bros. (Grand) Cleveland, 4-9. 
Graham ft Randall (Majestic) Dubuqne. Ia.: 

(Gaiety) So. Chicago, m., 4-6; (Evanston) 

Evanston, 7-9. 
Grossman, Al.: 734 Powers Bldg., Rochester. 

N. Y. 

Gilbert ft Leigh (Orpheum) Kansas City, Mo. 
Grazers, The (Hammerstein's) N. Y. C.: (5th 

Ave.) N. Y. C. 4-9. 
Glfford, Prof. Robert: 711 So. 10th st, Mt 

Vernon, 111. 
Goodrode, J. (Grand) Kansas City, Kan. 
Gordon ft Marx (Orphenm) Memphis, Tenn.; 

(Orpheum) New Orleans. La.. 4-9. 
Gruet ft Gruet (Empress) Seattle: (Empress) 

Vancouver, Can., 4-9. 
Gordon ft Perry (Majestic) Butte, Mont, 4-9. 
Grady. James, ft Co. (Empress) Duluth, Minn.; 

(Empress) Winnipeg. Can.. 4-9. 
Gossans, Bobby (Gilmore) Springfield, Mass.: 

(Columbia) Newark, N. J., 4-9. 
Gordon Bros, ft Boxing Kangaroo (Colonial) Nor- 
folk. Va.; (Orphenm) Harrisbnrg, Pa., 4-9. 
Grant, Sydney (Empress) Cincinnati. 
Gaugets, The (Empress) Cincinnati. 
Grapewin. Chas. (Orphenm) Minneapolis. 
Hale, Jess, ft Co.: 224 Superior at. Fond du 

Lac. Wis. 

Haley ft Haley: 1127 Pierce Bldg., St. Lonls. 
Halson Boys: 21 E. 98th st. N. Y. C. 
Halsted,. Wiilard: 1141 Prytanla at. New Or- 

Hamlins, The: 51 Scovel Place. Detroit 
Hanley ft Jarvis: 230 Hoboken St., Rutherford. 

Hardaways. The: 320 Baltimore Bldg., Okla- 
homa City, Okla. . 

Hardy, Jas. E. : 48 Fuller st. Toronto. 

Harnish. Mamie: 76 Park st, Bralntree. Mass. 

Harvel's Marionette Circus: 823 Warren St., 
St. Louis. 

Hawley. E. Frederic: 55 11th st. Detroit 
Hayes ft Patton: 2408 E. Sergeant st. Phlla. 
Hefron, Tom: 2326 E. 87th st. South East, 

Henry ft Lizel: 104 W. 40th st. N. Y. C. 
Henry Sisters: Box 175. Ottawa, O. 
Herbert Bros.. Three: 235 E. 24th at. N. Y. C. ! 
Herbert t Vance: 1345 John at, Cincinnati. 
Herrman. Adelaide: Gllsey House, X. Y. C- ' 
Henman Trio: Elgin. 111. > 
Hickey Bros.: 229 W. 3Sth st.. N. Y. C. 
HUlyers, The: 192 Bay 25th St., Bensonburst 

Brooklyn, N. Y. | 
Hlnes ft Fenton: 143 W. 62d st,. N. Y. C. 
Hirschhorns, The: 2505 So. 8th st.. Omaha. 1 


Hodge. Robt. Henry: Freeport, L. I., N. Y. 
Holmes ft Riley: 601 W. 126th st, N. Y. C. 
Holier ft Rezlob: 2633 Locust st. St. Louis. 
Howard ft Boyd: 5551 Etzel ave.. St. Louis. 
Huegel & Taylor: 118 E. 24th St., Erie, Pa. 
Hyde ft Tulhotr: Torrington. Conn. 
Halsted. Wiilard (Empire) Ironton. O. 
Hufford ft Chain (Plaza) Chicago. 
Holland. Happy Doc (Pergola) Allentown, Pa.. 

30-Dec. 2; (Palace) So. Bethlebem, 4-6; (Gar- , 

rick) Norristown, 7-9. 
Hathaway. Madison & Mack: 32S West 96th , 

St. N. Y. C. | 
Hruman Trio (Murrav nill) X. Y. C: (Gilmore) ' 

Springfield. Mass., 4-9. > 
Harvey ft Devora (Trent) Trenton, N. J.; (Col- I 

onlal) N. Y. C.t 4-9. I 
Hanlon Bros, ft Co. (Dominion) Ottawa, Can.: 

(Orphenm) Montreal. 4-9. 
Hawley, E. Frederic, ft Co. (Greenpoint) Brook- 

Hassmans. The (Pantages') Pueblo, Col.; (Pan. 
tages') St. Joseph. Mo.. 4-9. 

Holman. Harry, ft Co. (Broadway) Camden. X. 
J.; (Garrick) Norristown. Pa., 4-9. 

Honor Among Thieves (Columhia) St. Louis: 
(Orphenm) Memphis, Tenn., 4-9. 

Hughes. Mrs. Gene, ft Co. (Lyric) Dayton. (). 

Horton ft LaTrlska (Orpheum)-Portland. Ore. 

Hamilton, Estella B. (Family) Lafayette, lnrt.: 
(Kedxie) Chicago, HI.. 4-9. 

Hobson ft DdLand (Garrick) San Diego, Cal. 

Hoey ft Mozar (Empress) Denver, 4-9. • 

Hall, George F. : Newcastle. Eng., 11-16: Black- 
pool, 1S-23: Southend. 25-30: Portsmouth. Ian. 

Helm. Bnd ft Nellie (Keith's) Phlla..- (Mary 

land) Baltimore. 4-9. 
Howell, Francis: 923 14th St., Denver. 
Hanna. Chester ft Maxine (American) Ft. 

Worth. Tex. 
Helms, Hsrry: 701 Walker st. Milwaukee. 
Hawkins, Lew- (Majestic) Bntte, Mont. 4-9. 
Howard. Joseph B. (Orpheum) Jacksonville. Fla. 
Hurley Frank J. (Central Sq.) Lyrm, Mass., 30- 
• Dec. 2. ' 
Hastings & King (Mobile) Mobile. Ala.; (Green- 

wald) New Orleans, "La.. 4-9. 
Hlckey's Comedy Circus (Forsyth) Atlanta. Ga.. 


Hnrhes Musical Trio (Keith's) Cincinnati. 
Hickey Bros., Three (Orpbeum) Denver. 
Herman, Dr. Carl < Bijou I Battle Creek. Mich. 
Hite. Mabel (Keith's) Phlla. 
Hawthorne. Hilda (Keith's) Phlla. 
Ingram ft Ltnd: 22 Maple ave.. Riverside. R. I. 
Ingram ft Seeley: 288 Crane ave., Detroit. 
Instrumental Trio: 163 1 Langley ave.. Toronto. 
Irwin ft O'Xell: 806 X. State st. Chicago. 
Frwlns. Two: 36S4 E. 71st St.. Cleveland. 
Jackson. Harry ft Kate: 206 Bnena Vista ava. 

Yonkera. N. Y. 
Jackson, Joe: care P. Tausig, 104 E. 14th st. 

N. Y. C. 

Jacobs ft Sardel. Goe and Atkins ave., N. S. 
Pittsburg. Pa. 

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Jerge A Hamilton: 392 Massachusetts av... Buf- 

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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Jalvans, The (O. H.V Miles City, Mont. 
Johnstons, Mnslcal (Hippodrome) London. Eng.. 

4-16; (King's) Southsea. 18-23. 
Jarvis & Harrison (Keith's) Providence, R. I.. 


Illness & Byan (Orphenm) Ogden. U.: (Orphenoi) 

Salt Lake. 4-9. 
International Polo Team (Orphenm) Denver. 
KalcOl Tnu: 1~T E. 71st St., Chicago. 
Kallnowskl Bros.: .237 E. 22d at, N. Y. C. 
Kartello Bros.: Paterson. N. J. 
Kanfmanns. The: 240 K. 33th St., Chicago. 
Kaofmann Troupe: 424 Ames St., Rochester, 

n. y. 

Keane.. J.. Warren: . West Hanover. Man. 
Kieley Sc Parks: care Mra. Davidson. 647 Am- 
sterdam ave., N. Y. C. 
Keene. Arthur: -134 Johnson ave.. .Newark, N. 

Kelfe. Zena: 325 E. Slat at.. N. Y. C. 
Relcey Sisters. Three: 4832 Christiana ave., Chi- 

Kelly * Davis? 320 W. 63d at., N. Y. C. 
Kelly at Henry: 2738 .Frankford ave.. Bhlla. 
Kelly. Sam & Ida: 512 20th ave.. Milwaukee. 
KeMnens. The: 1604 Colonial Place, Dallas, Tex. 
Kent & Wilson: 60.16 Monroe ave.. Chicago. 
King Bros.: 211 4th ave.. Schenectady • N. Y. 
Kingston & Moore: White Rata. N. Y. C. 
Kingston & Thomas: 11021 Esmond at., Morgan 

Park. 111. .;- r 

Klein. Ott Sc Nicholson: 251 W. 34tb,st. N. Y. 

C. -. ' . 

Klein Trio: 4750 Oldenhurg ave.. St Louis. 
Kohler. Frank & May: 240 S. Chestnut it., Ma- 

ryaville. 0. . ' .- . * 

Koppee. The:' 117 W. 23d. at.. N. Y. O. " . ■-- \ 
Kramers. The: Analomlnk. Pa. ' . -U- , 

Kramer-Brnno Trio: care . Paul Tanslg, 104. • BC 

14th at. N. Y. C. ■ f' 

Kramo Sc Norman: 203 Gostlln sr.. Hammond,' 


Kronco-Mansfleld Trio: New MUford, Conn. 
Kyle * Denney:„918 W. 2d St.. Wilmington. Del. 
Keltona. Three (Empress) Milwaukee;. .{Em- 
' press) Minneapolis, 4-9. 

Klein Bros. & Brennan (Orpbenm) Omaha. Neb.: 
(Orphenm) Sioux City, la., 4-9. 

Keatons. Three (Hamnirrstein's) N. Y. C. 

Klein Sc CI (ton (Gay) KnosrvilTe. Tcnn. 

Kitamnra Jap Troupe (Keith's) Phlla.; (Col- 
onial) N. Y» C. 4-9. 

Kelkun. Lee Sc Jessie (Family) Bnffalo. 

Kenna. Charles (Crvstal) Milwaukee; (Majestic) 
Grand Baplds, .Mich., 4-9. 

King. Maxle (Orphenm) San Francisco. 

Kenney and Hotlis (Empress) San Francisco. 

Knickerbocker Trio (Princess) Wichita. Kan. 

Keppler, Jesa (Trent) Trenton, N. J.; (Keith's) 
Philadelphia, 4-9. 

Klein. Ott and Nicholson (Majestic) Rock Island, 


Konerz Bros., Four (TIcby's Varieties) Prague, 
- Anstrta, 1-15; (Apollo) Nuremberg, . Ger- 
many. 10-31. 
Kelley and Wentworth (Columbia) Cincinnati. 
2T-Dec. 9. 

Ktrhns, Three White (Shnhert) Utlca, N. Y. ; 
. (Orphenm) Harrlsburg. Pa., 4-9. 
Karso Comedy Co. (ffarrlck) San Diego. Calif. 
Kara (Empress) Tacoma. Wash.; (Empress) 

Portland, Ore.. 4-9. 
Knox & Alvin (Majestic) Cedar Rapids, la. 
I^it-ey. Will: 151U >. Capitol St.. Wasmngton. 

D. C. 

t.a Centra & La Rue: 2461 2d are.. N. Y. C. 

La Crandall: 402 Moulton St., New Albany. 

La Croix, The: 153 Richmond ave., Richmond, 

La Dare-Warner Trio: 210 Broadway; Niles. 

LaDeHee. Four: ' Decatur. Ind. 

r.a^ Fleur, Joe: 57 Hanover gt.. Providence. B. 

Lakola Sc Lorain: Palace Hotel. Chicago. 

Laihhlottes. The: Mt. Vernon, O 

Lamoines. Musical: 332 5th. at. Baraboo. Wis. 

Lament, . Harry & Flo: 20 Clinton ave., Johns* 
town."N. YI ' -' 

LaMoure Bros.: 64 Cedar Lake ave., Minneapolis. 

Lancaster. Mr. A Mrs. Tom: New Castle. Del. 

Lancelot. Job. Sc Bro.: Box 222, New Kensing- 
ton, Pa. 

Landings. The: 210 N. Broadway, Baltimore. 
Larrlvee & Lee: Hotel Arthur, 252 W. 38th 

St., X. Y. C. 
La Rue & Holmes: 21 Llllle St.. Newark. N. J. 
LaSalle * Llnd: 135 Foots ave.. Jamestown. 

N. Y. 

La Veen. Cross * Co.: 71 Sea St.. Rockland. Me. 
I^Vettes. The: 1708 W. 31st sr., Kansas City. 

Lawrence A Edwards: 1140 Westminster at.. 
Providence. B. I. 

Laswells. Dancing: 1069 Pacific St.. San Fran- 
cisco. '• 

LeClalr Sc Sampson: 112 5th ave.. Chicago, 
leffingwelt. Nat: 224 W. 149th St.. N. Y. C. 
Le Grange at Gordon: 2823 Washington ave.. St. 

Lenerts. Two: 6636 Union ave., Chicago. 
Lennon. Bert: 559 W. Washington St.. Chicago. 
Lenzs. The: 1914 Newport ave.. Chicago. 
Leo * Chapman: 1226 Windsor at.. Indianapolis. 
Leon. Etta, Trto:.2023 E. 19th sr.. Kansas City, 

Leon Sc Adeline: 37 E. Adams St.. Chicago. 
Le Pearl Sc Bogert: 401 Soleme ave.. Springfield, 

LeRoy. Flexible: 308 2d sr.. Little Falls. Minn. 
Le Roy & Diamond: White Bate. N. Y. C. 
Leslie * Knade: 924 W. 35tb at.. Chicago. 
LeVerne * Johnson: 4802 N. Seeley ave., Chi- 

".eygbtons. The Globe: care P. Tanslg, 104 E. 

14th St.. N. Y. C. 
I.ltflelleld. C. W.: 32 Seventh ave.. N. Y. C 
Moyd * Falls: 588 Ly ell ave., Gatea, Rochester, 

N. Y. 

"rfx-ltwonrts. Mnslcal: 133 Cannon St.. P-ugn- 

keepsle. N. Y. 
'.»•« * Love: 2914 W. 2d St. Coney Island. N. 


■ximhurds. The: care Paul Tanslg. 104 *E. 14tb 
»t„ N. Y. C. 
-owe. Mnslcal: 37 Bldge Boad. Rutherford. X 

i.nhlna. F«nr Dancing: 1728 N. 21at at.. Phlla. 

Two: Flayler. Col. 
• n-e * Luce: 926 N. Broad at.. Phlla 

PMt > Rmi: Onset Bav. Ma«a ■ 
r.ncier Sc Ellsworth: 472 41st St.. Oakland, Cal. 
LnNole. Ed. and Helen (Majestic) Chattanooga, 

Long. Frank and Edith (Red Mill) ' Ylncennes, 

LaCrandall (Alrdome) Chattanooga, Tenn.; (Vic- 
toria) Charleston. S. C. 4-9. 

Littledeld's. Marion. Florentine Singers (Chase's) 
Washington, D. C, (Maryland) Baltimore, 
Md.. 4-9. 

Leonard and Anderson (Majestic) Milwaukee; 
(Grand) Indianapolis, 4-!). 

Langdons. Tile (Keith's) Providence. It. I. 

LoMar. Miss Wayne (Hippodrome) Itic-hmoud, 
Ky., (Hippodrome) Huntington, W. Va., 4-9. 

LaToy Bros. (Lyric) Dayton, O.: (Keith's) Co- 
lumbus. 4-9. 

Lohse aud Sterling (Orpbeum) Jacksonville, Fla.; 

(Grecson) Tampa, Fla., 4-9. 
Leonard and Whitney (Empire) Lawrence, Mass. 
Lougblln's Dogs (Orpheuni) Seattle, 4-9. 
Levlnos, Dolph and Susie' (Empress) Portland. 

Ore.. 4-9. ' , 

Lucas, Hazel Heston ami Co. (Majt'Stlc) Tampa, 

Fla. ' " •/ 

Livingstons. Three. (Bijou) Lanslug. Mich. 
La Vine. Arthur, and Co.™ (BIJop) Lansing, Mich. ; 

(Varieties) Terre Haute. Ind., "4-9.' 
Lelghtons. Three (Majestic) Des Moines. Ia. 
LaTell Bros. (Empire) .Rid Rank, X. J.; (Odeon, 

Clinton St.) X. \". C 4-9. 
Londous. Original- (Orpheuni) .Duluth.- Minn.; 

(Orpbetun) Winniiieg, Can., 4-9. 
Lane and O'Donneli HiajumersteIn's)"X. Y. C. 
Linton, Tom, and- his.: Jungle. Girjs (Keith's) 

Lowell, Mass.; (Keith's)' Lynn. 4-9. 
Lorch Family (Qrpheiun) -New Orleans. 
LeMalre, . Frances, Duo: 902 W. 1st, South, 

Salt Lake Utah.'- . . .. 
Leon. Anna: 910 X. ,11th at.;. Reading. Pa. 
Leon, Etta. Troupe (Empress). Milwaukee; 

(Unique) Minneapolis, 4-9. -y 
LaVerne & Johnson (American) . E- Liverpool. 

O.. 4-6; (Princess) Youngsown 7-9. 
Legertts. The. (Empress) Chicago; (Empress) 

Milwaukee -4-9. 
LaVine & lnman (Garrlck) Ottumwa. la.. 30- 

Dec. 2: (Xovelty) Topeka; Kan., 4-9. 
Lee Sc Cranston. (Orpbeum) Jacksonville, Fla. 
Little Stranger, The (Keith's) Cincinnati. 
LaToska. Phil (Empress) Cincinnati. O. 
Lyres, Three (Orpbeum) Minneapolis. 
McKinley. Sell: 288 Bank st„> Newark. N. i 
McXamee: 41 Smith St.. Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 
Maedonald Sisters: 12 Bacbe at., San Francisco 
McConnell Sisters: 1247- W. Madison at, Chi 


McDonald, 0. L.: 818 Superior st. Toledo. 
McDonald Sc Genereanx: 409 E. 1st St., Duluth 

Mclntyre & Groves: 403 E. 15th at., Davenport 

MeXutts, Notty: 270 W. 39th at.. N. Y. C. 
McPhee & Hill: 311 3d ave.. N. Y. C. 
MacEvoy & Powers: 173 W. 45th St.. X. Y. C 
Mack. Floyd: 5934 Ohio St.. Austin. Chicago. 
Mack & Orth: 90S Walnut at.. Phlla. 
Macks, Two: 245 N. 59th st, Phlla. 
Malta & MaBn: 173 North ave.. Plalnfleld. N 

Mangels. Jno. W.: 503 N. Clark st. Chicago. 
Manning Trio: 70 Clancy St.. Grand Baplds 

Maratbon Comedy Quartette; 307 W. 30tb St. 

N. Y. C. 
Marcons: 819 LaSin st.. Chicago. 
Mardo & Hunter: 2122 Eugenia st.. St. Louis 
Mardo Trio: 651 Carroll at.. Akron, O. 
Mareenas. Three: 548 So. Pierce St.. Milwaukee 
Marius Bohemian Quintette: 164 E. 89th at. X 

Y. C. 

Markee Bros.: 508 E. Oak at. Portland. Or* 
Mario- Aldo Trio: 204 W. 42d st.. N. Y. C. 
Marriott Twins: Gnelph. Ont., Can. 
Mnrtell Family: 276 Hudson Boulevard, Union' 
Hill. X. J. 

-Martin, Dave, Sc Miss Percle: 4801 Calnmsl 

ave.. Chicago. 1 
Marline, Carl & Rudolph: 457 W. B7th at, N. 

Y. C. * 
Martin & Polk: 907 S. 12th at.. Springfield III 
Martlnettle & Sylvester: 6726' Leeds at Phil. 
Masons. Four: Fair Haven. N. J. 1 . "' 
Masiiuerla Sisters. Three: 548S Ellis ave.. Chl- 

cago. , 
Matthews. Harry & Mae: 140 W. 87th Plata 

Loa Angeles. ' ' *' 

Maxwell & Dudley: 106 W. 96th St.. N. Y. 0 
Melnotte-Lanole Trio: 48 Maryland ave. Cum. 

berland. Md. 
Melrose & Lewis: 6343 Peoria at. Chicago 
Melville, Marvelous: Interlaken, N. Y. ' 
Merrlam. Billy Sc Eva: 1329" Second ave.. Kiit ' 

Cedar Rapids. Ia. "'' 
Merrltt * Love: Fair Haven. N. J. >v 
Mighty Oaks: Oshkosb. Wts. 
Milch. The Misses: 19 W. 10th st.. 8t. Paul 
Military Four: 679 E. 24th st. Paterson, N* 2 
MHIer & Tempest: 135 Booraam ave;, Jersey 

Millers. Three Juggling: 927 Bldge are., Sena- 
ton, Pa. 

Mills at Moulton: 58 Rose at,, Buffalo. 
Mlltnars. The: 214 Soutb Washington st, Kokfr 
mo, Ind. 

Mimic Four: 358 W. 48th at. N. Y. ffi 
Mints Sc Palmer: 1305 N. 7th at, Phlla 
Moffett at Clare: 111 E. 125th st; N. Y. C. 
Montgomery, Marshal: 50 Turner Place, Brook- 

Montrell. Chaa.: 104 E. 14tb at., N. Y. O. 
Moody & Goodwin: 309 E. 2d at., Kewanee, ni 
Moores, Five Flying: 800 F at., Muncle. Ind. 
Moore. Tom * Stasia: 3725 Irving Park Blvd 

Morse aV Clark: 217 5th st, Baraboo, Wis 
Mortons. Four: 266 5th St., Detroit 
Morton-Jewell Troupe: 1665 Pullan ave., Cincin- 

Most Twins: 334 Fayette St., Brldgeton. N. J 
Mulllol Trio: care P. Tanalg, 104 B. I4th st. 

N. Y. C. 
Mylle & Orth: Mnscoda. Wis. 

Mnrnh.v. Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Majestic) Butte. 
.Mont. 4-9. 

Moore and St. Clair (Bijou) Philadelphia; (Or- 
pbeum) Harrishurg, 4-9. 

Maud and Gill (Empress) Tacoma, Wash.; (Em- 
press) Portland. Ore.. 4-9. 

Manhattan Xewsboy Trio (Majestic) Waco, Tex.: 
(Grand) SpringBeld. .Mo.. 4-9. 

Morris. J. E. : Detroit 

Mullen and Coreill (Orpbeum) Minneapolis; (Or- 
pbeum) Duluth. 4-9. 

Morette Sisters (Orpheirm) Fairfield. Ia.; (Col- 
onial) Marsfaalltown, 4-9. 

Massey and Hoi ton (Grand) Nashville. Tenn. 

Marlo-Aldo Trio (Ornhemn) Winnipeg. Can. 

MacDonongh. Ethel: 7 E. 32nd St.. N. Y. C. 

Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (ITIncess) Ft. Dodge. 
Ia., 30-Dec. 2; (Grand) Fargo, N. D., 4-9. 

Malvern Troupe (Empress) - Butte. Mont., 4-9. 

Mantell's Marionettes (Jefferson) Birmingham. 

Moycr and Clark (Lyric) Des Moines, Ia. 

Men In ( Empress) Duluth, Minn. 

Muller and Stanley (Temple) Ft Wayne, Ind.; 

(Orphcum) Rockford. 111.. 4-9. 
Melvin Bros.. Three (Majestic) Cedar Rapids. Ia. 
Miller. Eagle and Miller (Empress) Salt Lake. 


Marin and Lons (Empress) Winnipeg. Can. 


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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


„ m r ,i Hi™ (Hill "id Ilol>> (Majestic) Cedar 
Ml , 1: J in'- (BIJoul Qulncy. 111.. 4-i>. 

< s<) St. Paul. Minn.. 4-». 
J^rrS^^ a.orry at. Macon., Oa. 

, „n,i B.'ttH- 1827 Nelson St., Culcaito. 
Kmi Alb«t and Murcuerlta: 00 10th at., 

\llw'l,!Tl lln M>h^C. V <Bnipl™) Ft. M«dl«>n. la. 
MeVa-tti Trmipo (Unique) .Mlnneapolto; (Em- 

U C H|. r|l l ; nU CPn1a< : ") Tendon. Eng.. 4-24; 

M V mi i»a) Glasgow, Sctoland, 25-31. 

Mella & I>or>-« iiiuiprew.) Cuicago; (Empress) 

M 5taT Dog Snoozer (Lyda) Chicago. 30- 

MiViMt/'Fanillv: 11101 Chejitnut st.. St. Louis. 
MOTfilrs (Orplieam) Jacksonville, Pla.; (Gree 

Xlclls. Four Marvelous (Harris Family) De- 

Hi-K "iii. Clvde & Fannr. & Maggie Beadle: Box 
li'.T. Walsenhurg. Col. - ■ ,, . 

Mimic Pour (Majestic) Cedar Rapids. Ia. 

\ldlen & Cooean (Keith's) Cincinnati. 

Morrli F.ll''a (Kelth'si Cincinnati. 

Mawn * McClare (Bijou) Battle Creek, Mich. 

\Ioran Pauline (Orpheum) Minneapolis. 

MorrVwv & Hanlon (Keith's) Pulla 

Miles Homer, tc Co. (Keith's) Pulla 

Mann Snm * Co. (Orpheum) Kansas City. Mo. 

MlrofT, Princess Luba (Unique) Minneapolis. 

Vamtia Tronpe. 1227 E. 71st St.. Chicago. 

vannarv May: 14 Parkslde aye.. San Francisco. 
Rtaetart: Eocky Crest. Walnut Beach. 
Mllford, Conn. 

National Comlques, Three: 1530 Putnam ave., 

Savas^Lea: care P. Taaslg, 104 B. 14th at. N. 

y c 

Kelson. Oswald ft Borger: 150 B. 128th at.. 
N X. O. 

Nelson eomlques. Four: 082 West Side ave.. 

Jersey City. N. J. 
Nemo, Carl: 721 N. 2d at.. Qnincy, in. 
. Neuss * Eldred: 4018 N. Paulina at., Chicago. _ 
Vewboff & Phelps: 32 W. 118th at., N. Y. C. 
Slbbe ft Bordonex: 0003 Normal ave.. Chicago. 
Nichols ft Smith: 912 Addison ave.. Chicago. 
KIckelson ft Knsh Trio: 1630 W. Chicago are., 

Soel'Vamlly. Five: 228 Netherwood ave., Plaln- 

Nola'n.' Shean ft Nolan: Box 137. Harrlsvllle. 

Norton.' C. Porter: 6342 KImbark ave., Cblcaeo. 
Newman, Val and Dottle (Grand) Kewanee, 111.; 

(Lyceum) Peoria. 4-9. 
Nevaros. Three (Majestic) San Antonio. Tex. 
Nawn. Tom (Orpheum) San Francisco, 27-Dcc. 9. 
Nelusco and Levlna (Majestic) Davenport. Ia.: 

(Colonial) Sioux City, 4-0; (Metropolitan) 

Watertown. S. D.. 7-9. 
Nowllng. Dave (Pantages) Vancouver, B. C, 

Can.; (Pantages) Tacoma, Wash., 4-9. 
Nichols Sisters (Orpheuoi) Salt Lake, C; (Or- 

beiun) Denver. Col., 4-9. 
Nlehols-Xelson Tronpe (Majestic) Little Bock, 

Ark.: (Majestic) Ft. Worth. Tex., 4-9. 
Nlblo and Riley (Empress) Denver, 4-9. 
Night In A Police Station (Majestic) Butte, 

Mont.. 4 9. 

Norton. Ned (Majestic) Butte, Mont.. 4-9. 
Xowak. Major Casper: 1307 No. Hutchinson St., 

Nevins and Erwood (Poll's) Bridgeport, Conn., 

Newell and N'lblo (Empress) Vancouver. Can.; 

(Empress) Victoria. Can., 4-9. 
Navnon's, Rosa. Birds (Arcade) Toledo, O. 
Nelson A West (Orpheum) Jacksonville, Fla. 
Nana (Orpheum) Kansas City. Mo. 
O'DoIes, Two: Havana, 111. 
Olivers, Four Sensational: 3243 Grenahaw at., 


Olympic Trio: 4017 Ogden are., Chicago. 
Omega. 314 W. 43d St., N. X. C. 
Orletta ft Taylor: Rldgefleld Park. N. J. 
Ott* Bros.: 224 W. 46th at. N. Y. C. 
Oiavs. The: 48 Klnsey ave., Kenmore. N. X*. 
Onrl. Archie (Myatlc) Webb City, Mo. . 
O'Neill Trio (Bijou) PhUa.; (Empire) Pltts- 

Beld. Mass., 4-9. 
Odiva (Orpheum) Ogden, U. ; (Orpheum) Salt 

Lake, 4-9. 

Oakland, Will (Gnrrlek) San Diego. Cal. 
O'Rourke. Eugene (Orpheum) Omaha. Neb. 
Parker ft Kramo: 801 E. Washington at., Spring- 
field, m. 

Parka ft Mayfleld: 1268 B. 28th at., Los An- 

Patrick-Francisco Trio: Box 335. Barron. Wis. 
Paull ft Walton: 726 5th ave.. Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Pearsons, Musical: Ban Claire, Wis. 
Peers, The: Manhattan Hotel, Xenia. O. 
Pederaon Bros.: 869 Madison at.. Milwaukee. 
Pelham Comedy Four: 1208 Filbert at.. Phlla. 
Pendleton, The: 135 Pittsburg at.. New Castle 

Parson! A HaDtday: Van Buren Hotel. Chicago, 
Petet Family: 531 W. Lawrence at., Springfield, 

Pbilloo. Arcbille: 64 B. Montcalm at., Detroit, 

Phillips ft Newell: 218 8. Howell at.. Owoaeo, 

Piccolo Mldgeta, Four: Box 23. Phoenicia. N. 

Polrtera, The: > White Bats, Chicago. 
Post ft Olhson: Mirrphrnhoro. 111. 
Potter ft Harris: 1715 Leland aye.. Chicago. 
Prosit Trio: 103 8. Fountain are., Springfield. 

Phillips, Motidane (Empress) San Francisco. 4-9. 
I'altee'sl Col. Old Soldier Fiddlers (Poll'a 

Sprlnslleld. Mass.: (Poll'a) Worcester, 4-9. 
Primrose Four (Orpbeirm) Dea Moines, Ia. 

(Orpheum) Kansas City, Mo.. 4-9. 
Pom-hot's Flying Ballet: 430 Putnam Bldg.. N. 

Powder and Capman (Garrlck) San Diego. Cat 
Parker and Sterllne: 334 N. Sarah »t.. St. Louis. 
Plnmondon: 1114 Qulncy at.. Topeka. Kan. 
Pickens. Arthur. J., and Co. (Foil's) Spring- 
„ field. Mass.: (Poll's) Worcester. 4-9. 
PHlllps ft Merrltt (Kmnress) Victoria. B. C. 

Can.: (Empress) Tacoma. 'Wash.. 4-9. 
Pendleton Sisters, Three (Greenpolnt) Brook 


Prevosts. Fmir (BUon) Bay City. Mich. 
Perkins. Walter, ft Co. (Bijou) Battle Creek 

Mich. -. , 

Pl'inophlend Minstrels (Orpheum) Minneapolis. 
Qulncy. Thoa.: 49 W. Dmlrldc* St.. Oolnmhns 

<5"-;en Mnb and Wcls (Majestic) East St. Louis, 
111., 4-0. 

Ramon*. Two: 448 Inca at.. Denver. 
Rawls ft Von Kaufman: 2037 Kanaaa are.. 

Kansas Pity. Mo. 
Ray ft Williams: as Abbott at.. Atlanta. On 
feeds. Three: Gen. Del.. 8t. Paul. 
RecabL Four: care P. Taostg, 104 B. 14th at. 

Relda. Cycling: Babylon, L. I., If. Y. 

Itelff. Clayton ft Held: 78 StUlson St.. Roches- 
ter. X. X. 

Remington. Mayme: Hotel Gerard, W. 44th St., 
N. Y. C. 

Renzo. Bert ft Helen: 430 Buchanan at.. Ft. 

Wayne, hid. 
Rex Comedy Circus: 314 W. 43d st„ N. T; C. 
Rbeno ft Azora: 1332 Wabash' ave., Chicago. 
Rboads' Marionettes: 33 W. 8th St., Chester, 


Rianos, Four: Freeport, L. I., N. V. 

Kice ft Cad}-: 738 Glenwood ave.. Buffalo, N. Y, 

Rice ft Prevost: 26 Coburn ave., Collinsville. 

Richards. Two Aerial: 285 Jencka at.. Fall 
River, Mass, 

Richard sons, Three: 62 Elizabeth at.. West, De- 

Rlesner ft Gores: 100 Roanoke St.. San Fran- 

Rio- Bros., Four: 1220, 28th. st.\ Milwaukee. 
Richie, Eugene ft Carrie:: 407 Llpplncott Bldg., 

Phlla. •s.- 
Roberta, Hayea ft Roberta: Cedar Manor, Ja- 
maica. N. X. 
Rohison. Bobbie ft Hazelle: 5128 42d ave.. South. 

Minneapolis. Q£r: "TU/s. 

Rocatnora, Suzanne: 352 W. 4tfl»at..' ;SeviS; C. 
Romanoffs, Three:: 133 17th sXf Wheeling, W. 

Va. "' - "-: 

Ro.Nero: 412 S. Geo, St.. Rome, N. Y 

Root ft White: 6S8 Flushing aye.; Brooklyn, 
Rosalres, The: Muskegon. Mich,*-', '"" 
Rosards, The: 421 Maiden Lane.' -Qnlncy , 111. 
Rose ft Ellis: 214 North Ashlai&f a.^&Chl- 

cago. '■' ' 

Rosenes,' Daring: 438, E. 120th at.. N. Y. C. 
Ross Sisters, Three: -65 Cumerf ord » st.,' Provl- 

dence. R. I. i 
Rossis. The: 218 W. 48th St., N. X. C. 
Rossow Midgets: care P. Tauslg, 104 E. 14tb 

st.. N. Y. C. ' *- 

Russell ft Church: Mt. Clair, Denver. Colo. 
Russell ft Davis: 1316 W. High st.. Springfield, 


Russell, Nick ft LIda: 314 Meyran ave.. Pitta- 
burgh, Pa. 

Richards (Shea's) Buffalo; (Shea's) Toronto, 4-9. 

Rice. Sully and Scott (Orpheum) Seattle; (Or- 
pheum) Portland, Ore., 4-9. 

Russell, Nick and I.Ida (Jefferson) Springfield, 
Mo.; (Lenbart) Muskogee. Okla., 4-6: (Okla- 
homa) Bartlesville. 7-9. 

Rice, Elmer and Tom (Hopkins) Louisville, 4-9. 

Rhoades' Marionette Theatre (Orpheum) Zanes- 
vile, 30-Dec. 2. 

Roode. Claude M. (Grand) Pittsburg, Pa.; 
(Keith's) Toledo. O.. 4-9. 

Rice and Prevost (Orpheum) Omaha, Neb.; (Or- 
pheum) Des Moines, la., 4-9. 

Raymond, Burton and Bain (Orpheum) San 
Francisco, 4-9. 

Ralls and Von Kaufman (Colonial) Lawrence. 
Mass.; (Keitb.*s) Lowell. 4-9. 

Robert and Robert (Washington) Spokane; (Ma- 
jestic) Seattle. 4-9. 

Rosen's Imperial Minstrels (Leavenworth) 
Leavenworth, Kan.; (Bijou) Qulncy, HI., 4-6; 
(Garrlck) Burlington, Ia., 7-9. 

Rem-Brandt (Keith's) Toledo, O.: (Lyric) Day- 
ton. 4-9. 

Raymond. Ruby and Co. (Orpheum') Duluth, 
Minn.: (Orpnenm) Winnipeg. Can.. 4-9. 

R. A. G. Trio (Hamergteln's) N. Y. C. 4-9. 

Ru tan's Song Birds (Star) Monessen, Pa.; (Hip- 
podrome) Marietta. O., 4-9. 

Rae & Broscue (Empress) Denver. 4-9. 

Rawson and Clare (Empress) Vancouver, Can.; 
(Majestic) Tacoma, Wash., 4-9. 

Boss, Kitty (Unique) Minneapolis; (Smpres-*) 
St. Paul. 4-9. 

Re* Comedy Circus: Brookslde Farm, Weston. 
N. J. 

Ripnel Jack & Nellie (Grand) Springfield. Mo. 
RntledOT. Frank, ft Co. (Empire) Calgary. Can.. 
30-Dec. 6. 

Reeves. Musical (Maestlc) Belvidere, 111., 30- 
Dec. 2. 

Roman<'e of the Underworld (Orpheum) Denver. 

Reno. Geo. B-. ft Co. (Keith's) Phlla, 

Reeves. Billy, ft Co. (Keith's) Phile.. 

St. John ft Bridges: 427 B. SStb St.. N. T. C. 

Sanford ft Darlington: 3960 Pennsgrove at.. West 

Santaqnlna, Aerial: 930 Navajo at.. Denver. 

Savages, The: 4317 Colfax are.. South. Minne- 

Schaar-Wheeler Trio: 8130 Commercial ave., 

South Chicago. 111. 
Sebale ft Cole: Appleton City. Mo. 
Seabury Duo: Port Washington. L. I„ N. X. 
Searlea ft George: 8868 Cottage Grove ave.. 

Sedgwicka. Five: 3309 Avenue I, Galveston, 

Shaw. Lew ft Nellie: 1445 Ogden ave.. Chi- 

Sheck ft D'Arvllle: 2028 N. Clark at., Chicago, 

Shedman's Dogs: Dnmont. N. _J. 

Sbelvey Bros.. Three: Box 203. Waterbury, 

Sher woods. Aerial: 155 W. Chestnut at, Chi- 

Shields ft Rodgera: Box 29. Brldgeman. Mich. 
Shorty ft Shorty: 905 Lamar at.. Wichita Falls, 

Slegel ft Matthews: 324 Dearborn at., Chicago, 
Sllverlakes. The: Crlchton. Ala. 
Skatells, The: 871 W. King at., Toronto, Can. 
Smlletta Trio: 8818 Commercial ave.. South 

Chicago, III. 
Smith ft Sumner: 62S4 Bills ave.. Chicago. 
Soanra Family, Musical: 115 Glenwood ave., 


Spears. Bert ft Bmma: 67 Clinton at., Everett, 

Spragne ft Dlxnn: 460 Sackett at.. Brooklyn. 
Sprlngford Twins: 648 State at.. Bridgeport 

Stagpmiles. Four: 244 W. 39th at,, N. X. C. 

Standlsh Sisters: Stamford. Conn. 

Stanley ft Chambers: Union ave. ft Oak Lane, 

Stanley' ft Rice: 205 N. Buchanan at.. Marlon, 

Stewart ft Earle: 128 Euclid aye.. Woodbury. 
N. J. 

Stewart ft Stevenson: 167 Dnndas St.. Toronto. 
Stirling ft Chapman: 88 Ferrln at., Charleatown, 

Strickland. Rube: 72 9. Main at., Salamanca 

N. X. 

Stuarts. Dancing: 2017 Nebraska ave., Chicago. 
Stutsman ft May: 610 Washington st,. Willi* 






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Swain ft Oatmaa: SS19 SSd ««.. South. Mlnna- 

8vlow. 1, 'nenry: 155* Broadway, N. X. C. 
Syta ft Syts: 140 Morrla St.. Pntla. 


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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Sherwoods. Aerial (Majestic) Little Rock, Ark., 
30- Dec. 2. 

ffliirley and Keasler (Bronx) X. Y. C. 4-0. 
Klegrfst Troupe (Winter Circus) Canton. O. 
Savoy. Lucille (Electric) White Plains, X. Y.; 

<5th Are.) Brooklyn, 4-9. 
Sullivan Bros.. Four (Majestic) Dubuque, la.; 

(Grand) Minneapolis, Minn.. 4-9. 
Stanley and Hart (National). Detroit. 
Stuart and Keeley (Orpneum) Seattle; (Or- 

pneum) Portland, Ore.. 4-9. 
Sanford. Jere (Novelty) Topeka. Kan. (Folly) 
- Oklahoma City. Okla.. 4-9. 
Stone. Louis (Trent) Trenton, N. J.; (Chase's) 

Wash.. D. C. 4-9. 
Scott" and Keane (Orpheum) Salt Lake. U.. 4-9. 
Snyder and Buckley (Grand) Syracuse, X. Y: 

(.Keltli's) Toledo, O., 4-9. 
Swpbao*,. Hal (Empress) Spokane; (Empress) 



Sarotnaller Troupe (Empress) Seattle: 

press) Vancouver, Can.. 44). 
Surllvan. and Pasqnplena: (Empress) Tocoma, 

^rash:; (Empress) Portland, Ore.. 4-9. 
Singing Girls. Two (Garrick) San Diego. 
Some Quartette: 211 •Mulberry St.. Cincinnati. 
Stefano Venetian Trio: '1200 Maxwell ave., De- 

Soils "Bros.. Four (Empress) Kansas City, Mo. 
School Days: 135 Lippinoott st., Toronto. 
Smith and Brown: 1324 St. John ave.. Toledo, O. 
Spencer and Spencer: 2839 C St., Phil a. 
Samayoa (Palace) Chicago; (Bijou) Applcton, 

Stokes? Geo!.- and Byan Sisters: 212 W. 7th St., 

WUmlmrton. Dela. 
St»«i«*on * Chancy (Elite) Hutchinson, Kan., 

30-Dec. 2. 

St " - * Dunn (Buby) Wichita Falls, Tel.: 
: (Diandl) Amarilia. 4-9. 
Seymour & Dupree (Majestic) Cedar Rapids, la. 
Sehnstlan-Uerrill Co. i(Pantages) St. Joseph, 

Somen * Storke (Bijou) Bay City, Mich. 
Sherman. Van £ Hyman (Orpheum) Kansas 
City. Mo. 

Tanean & Claiton: 1387 St. Marks ave.. Brook 

Tangley, Pearl: 67 S. Clark St.. Chicago. 
Tar Hon & Tarltou: Box 106, Greeley, Colo. 
Taamanlan-Van Dieman Troupe: 58 Chadwick 
i ave.. , Newark. X. Jf. 
Taylor Twins: 116 W. 62d at.. N. Y. C. 
Temple & O'Brien: 429 B. 2d St., Duluth, 

Terry St Saun-Vrs: 1016 Gerrltt St., East Lib- 
erty. Pittsburgh. Pa. 

Thompson & Howard: Fountain ave., Dayton, 

Thurbert Slaters: 98% Magne St., Rochester, 
X. Y. 

Tiller Sisters: 42 Bank St.. X. Y. C. 
Tops. Topsy & Tops: 3442 W. School at., t?hi 

Treat's. Cast.. Seals: Tonawanda. N. Y. 
Tremalnes. Musical: 230 Caldwell St., Jackson 
vine, IIL 

Tronbadoura. Three: 286 Park ave., Newark, N. 

Troys. Musical: 391 11th St.. MUwaukee. 
Turners. Musical: 1806 Felix St., St. Joseph, 

Tnscano Bros.: Little Falls. X. Y. 
Ty-Bell Sisters: 7019 South Park ave., Chicago. 
Thomas, Toby (Winter Circus) Canton. 0. 
Torcat and Flor D'Aliza (Empress) Sioux Falls, 

S. D.: < Empress Stoox City. Ia.. 4-9. 
Taylor. Mae (Columbia) Detroit; (Arcade) 

Niagara Falls, X. Y-. 4-9 
Trask. Gladden and Bessie Babb (Bijou) Flint. 

Mich.: (Bijoo) Lansing. 3-9. 
Tally. May (Trent) Trenton, X. J.; (Keith's) 

Pblia.. Pa.. 4-9. 
Todd Xante. To (Empress) Winnipeg. Can. 
The Three of Ts: 1(H) E. 128th St.. X. Y. C. 
Thompson. Harry (Empress) Vancouver. - Can.: 
(Empress) Victoria. 4-9. 
University Four 'Omh r wn) Leavenworth. Kan. 
peat's Seals (Keith's) Cincinnati, 
bxedo Comedy Four (Bijou) Bay City. Mich. 

ftta. Aerial: Convention Hal), Kansas. City, 

Fr Mo. 

• Vagges. The: Autinrn, N". Y. 
Valdare, Bessie, Troupe: 305 W. 97th St.,' N. 

Valentine * Bell: 1451 W. 103d St.. Chicago. 
Valentine & Bay: 253% 5th at. Jersey City, 
N. J. 

Valletta & Lamson: 1329 St. dalr ave.. Cleve 

Valley Forge Comedy Four: 81 Wllsey at.; New- 
ark, N. J. 

Valoise Bros.: 318 South are., Bridgeport, Conn. 

Vance. Gladys: Gosben, Ind. 

Van. Jlmmle & Myrtle.- 1921 Walnut at., Cnl- 

' cago: ■-.:••":. 

Van DaUe Sisters: 514 W. 135th St, N. Y. C. 
Vanderbnta, The: 207% Overland St., EI Paso, 

■ Tex. : 

Van * Van: 2661 Lincoln ave., Chicago. 
Vardaman: 1301 High St.. Alameda, Cal. 
Varflelles, The: Lowell, Mich. 
Variety Comedy Trio: 1515 Barth ave., Indian- 

Varln * Tarin: 201 Mills st.. Creaton. Ia. 
Vlctarlne, Myrtle: 233 Scott St., San Francisco. 
Vincent & stager: 820 Olive St., Indianapolis. 
Violin! : 529 8th at, Brooklyn. 
Viola ft George: 35 Merrltt st.. San Francisco. 
Vhnccbl. Anthony & Andrew: 147 Cottage st.. 

Bast Boston, Mass. 
Vogel ft Wandas: 2209 Shenandoah, ave., St. 


Valleclta's Leopards (5th Ave.) N. Y. C. 4-9. 
Vkfla. Otto, and Co. (Central) Chemnitz, Ger- 
many; 1-31. 

VanFossen. Harry (Unique) Minneapolis; (Em- 

press) St. Paul. 4-9. 
Venetians. Foot (Empress) Denver; (Majestic 

-Colorado Springs, 4-9.* 
VonKleln and Gibson (Empress) Winnipeg, Can. 
Van Hoven (Orpheum) Kansas City. Mo., 4-9. 
Wakanama Troupe: 1227 E. 71st St., Chicago. 
Wallace's, Jack, Cockatoos: 1583 Broadway, N. 

Y. C. 

Wallace ft Beach: 324 Carmen sr., Jacksonville, 

Waltons, Six: 23 N. Superior St., Toledo, 0. 
Walter Bros.: 654 9. Main it., Akron. 0. 

Walton ft Ward: 905 W. Jefferson st., Louis- 

Warner & Palmer: 21 E. 30th St., Chicago. 
Wards, Flying: Bloomington. Til. 
Ward ft Webster: Palace Hotel. Chicago. 
Warren & Blancbard: Grant Hotel. Chicago. 
Warren ft Francis: Box 643. Cheyenne. Wyo. 
Warricks. The: 1132 Sedgwick St., Chicago. 
Wartenberg Bros.: care P. Tauaig, 104 B. 14th 
St., N. ,X. C. 


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for price list. No samples. Bend 00C tor 7-Inch 
Butterfly, 2 colors. Address ALBERT B. Citu- 
NEK. 206 W. 42d St.. opposite Hammerstein's 
Victoria Theatre, New York City. 

Washer Bros.: Oakland, Ky. 

Watson's. Sammy, Farmyard Circus: 333 St. 

Pauls ave., Jersey City, N. J. 
Weber Family: 1021 Orleans St., Chicago. 
Weils, Lew: 213 Shawmnt ave.. Grand Baplds, 


Werntx, Duo. Flying: 4027 Broadway. Cleveland. 
Werntz. Hayes ft Beatrice: 633 Wooster ave., 

Akron, O. 
Wesley. Lynn ft Una: Portsmouth. O. 
West ft Benton: 31 School St., Buffalo. 
West ft Denton: 133 W. Cedar St., Kalamazoo. 


Whitehead ft Grlerson: 2466 8th ave.. N. Y. C. 
Whitman Bros.: 1335 Chestnut St., Phlla. 
Whitman. Frank: 133 Greenwich St., Beading, 

Wblteworth ft Pearson, 9413 Gorman ave., 

Williams. Frank ft Delia: Palmyra, X. Y. 
Williams ft Sterling: Box 1. Detroit. 
Wlils ft Barron: Bloomington, 111. 
Wills ft Hassan: 156 Manhattan ave., X. Y. a 
Wills ft Hutchinson: 253 W. 55th St., N. Y. C. 
Wilson ft Pearson: 330 8th ave., X. Y. C. 
Wilson ft Rich: 73 Graham ave., . Brooklyn. 
Wolf. Moore ft Young: Gloucester. N. J. 
Wormwood's Monkeys: 554 W. 49th St., N. Y. 


Wills and Hassan (Jacques) Waterbnry. Conn. 

Wyckoff, Fred (Miles) Detroit; (Wolverine) 
Saginaw. 4-9. 

Welch. Lew. and Co. (Empress) Chicago; (Em- 
press) 'Milwaukee 4-9. 

Wbyte. Petzer and Wbyte (Majestic) Cedar Rap- 
ids. Ia. 

Whitehead. Joe (Bijou) Bay City. Mich.; (Bi- 
jou) Flint. 4-9. 

Wright. Owen (Empress) Tacoma. Wash.; (Em- 
press) Portland. Ore.. 4-9. 

Whipple. Waldo (Lyceum) Meadvllle, Pa.. 30 
Dec. 2; (Woodward) Warren, 4-6; (Temple) 
Kane 7-9. 

Wentworth. Vesta and Teddy (Trent) Trenton, 

X. J.; (Bronx) X. Y. C. 4-9. 
Wilson Bros. (Colonial) Xorfolk, Va.; (Hud- 
son) Union Hill. X. J.. 4-9. 
Williams and Warner (National) Boston. 
Whltelaw. Arthur (Keith's) Portland. Me. 
• (Keith's) Lynn.. Mass., 4-9. 
Wood Bros., (Family) Moline, 111.; (Xew 

Grand) Bvansville, Ind.. 4-9. 
Whee lock-nays Trio (Victoria) Rochester, X. Y. 
Wilson and Doyle (Greeson) Tampa, Fla. : (Ma 

Jesric) Colnmbu, Ga.. 4-9. 
Williams and Segal (Orphenm) Kansas City, Mo, 
World and Kingston (Orpheum) Denver. 
Westony, Vilmos (Empress) Taconm. Wash.: 

(Empress) Portland. Ore.. 4-9. 
Walton and Lester (Majestic) Butte. Mont., 4-9. 
Wooils-Ralton Co. (Keith's) Jersey City. X. J. 
Wallace. Elmer: 324 Clover St.. Dayton. O. 
Watson. Jos. K. (Empress) Spokane; (Empress) 

Seattle, 4-9. 
White and Perry (Poll's) Worcester, -Mass. ; 

(Proctor's) Newark. N. J.. 4-9. 
Webb, Horace: 325 Cayuga St.. Fulton. N. Y. 
Wilson, Lizzie (Robinson) Cincinnati; (San) 

Portsmouth, 4-9. 
White, Pelzer ft White (Majestic) Cedar Rap 

Ids, Ia. 

Warren ft Francis (Pontages i St. Joseph. Mo. 
Wynne "Bros. -(Ornhenm) Minneapolis. 
Wheelers; The (Keith's) Phlla. 
Yacklay ft Bunnell: Lancaster. Pa. 
Yamamota Bros.: Winchester. O. 
Yeakle ft Burt: The Billboard, Chicago. 
York & King: H610 - Prescott ave., St. Louis. 
Youngs ft Brooks: Martin, -Mich. 
Yonngers. The (Lyric) Oklahoma City. Okla. 
Young. DeWitt and Sisters (Poll's) Worcester. 

Mass.; (Poll's) New Haven, Conn., 4-9. 
Young and Marks (Princess) Wichita, Kan. : 

(Orpheum) Leavenworth. 4-9. 
Young. Ollie and April (Empress) St. Panl; (Em 

press) Duluth. 4-9. 
Ye Colonial Septette (Temple) Rochester, X. Y.: 

(Grand) Syraense. X. Y.. 4-9. 
Young ft- Brooks (BIJou) Bay City. Mich. 
Zanton Bros.: 901 E. 4th sr.. Canton, o. 
Zaret»ky rtuune: care P.- Tansig, 104 E. 14th 

at.. X. Y. c. 
Zat Bams. The: 433 Stanley ave., Peoria, III. 
7eno ft Vnnrlell: 2«9 S. state st.. Chicago. 
Zerado Bros.: Hotel Belmont, 1308 Market St., 

St. Louis. 

Zimmer, John (Bijou) Lansing, Mich. ; (Bijou) 
Flint. 4-9. 

Zechs. Three (Victoria) Charleston. S. C. ; 
(Orpheum) Jacksonville, Fla.. 4-9. 


Late of the 


Now playing in the Orient. Permanent 
address, Savoy Hotel, Shanghai, China 







Have the Pull 

Steins, Berry Seta, lem- 
onade Sets* Cafee Sets, 
Fruit Plates, Japanese 
Vases, etc. 

Send for an assortment. 
State number of prizes 
wanted and arerage cost. 


Importers of China 



Now Touring Europe - 

Address, BERT BANVARD, Manager, care The Billboard. New York City. 


Flying Baldwins 

Aerial XLe&nrn. Act. 

J. W. GREENLEAF, Manager, 314 Y. 3rd St.. Quittcy, UK 



vtbss nr xew tork 


Table de Hote Dinner. 30e. 
1M "W. 34th St., between 7th Ave. and B'dway. 



Singing Comedienne and German Yodler. 





Own scenery. Great success. Sullivan & Considine Circuit. Permanent address, 
care Paul Tausig, New York City. 








Address 9 Fort Washington Avenue, New York City. 

Phone, Audubon 448 


ITA, The Peerless Girl Mentalist 

Is not an act, but a real attraction, that Is strictly a box office magnet — 
a boon to managers where business Is bad. Highest endorsements from man-' 
accrs and press of Ita's ability and our straight and successful business methods. 
Why Is Ita held-over two weeks where vaudeville don't last three days? There's 
a reason. Costs you nothing to investigate. Write for particulars. We book 
independent and on percentage. 

DE. H. H. BIHAXDO, care Billboard. ... Cincinnati, Ohio. 



Aerial Return Act 


Address," Eldorado Springs, Mo. 



Original Combination Head-balancing Hoop -spinning and Juggling on a swinging trapeze. Many 
other new features. To those managers that answered my former ad In Billboard, offering me 
immediate engagements, can say I will be at liber ty December 4th. Always pleased to hear from 
managers and high-class agents. JAMD9 IRWIN, Southern Hotel, Atlanta, Ga. 

Pianist at Liberty 

Sight reader, transpose, cue pictures; sober, on the job all the time. 
Wife could take box office. State all. No tickets. Parties answering 
before, please write again. J. C. GORDON, Gen. Del., St. Paul, Minn. 

Wanted— Manager 

For first-class road show. Also advance. Address, PRO- 
DUCER, care of The Billboard Office, Chicago. 


Can place Ferris Wheel. Plantation Show, good Picture Show ana Platform Shows. Parley, with 
Philippine Midgets and S. A. Josnlyn, write. Can place a few more Concessions, Photo Gallery, 
and others that don't conflict. 


Three Trombones, one Alto and on« Clarinet. Riders, Cowboys and Girls, with outfits: 'also man 
and wife io do_ two or more circus acts. Musicians, write B, W. PATTERSON. Band Master. All 
others. BEN HOLMES, General Manager, as per route: Sparta, Ga., week Nov. 27, auspices Fire 
Department; MilledgeTlIle, Ga., week Dec. 4, ansplces Daughters of Confederacy. 


DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Dill board 


4 1 


(Continued from page 27./ 

View Manager Munch said: "In all probablll- 
ii.-! the world's championship; races will bo 
,, W at this rink; providing I"- can get the sup- 
port of tbe pdopIo of the city." At tbe present 
me he 1» working out a plan whereby be can 
see his way dear to hold tbem. 

Mr George C. Sudhelmer, one of the greatest 
i,.i',iH null followers of Ice skating, who won 
ilu- Twin City championship In 1809 at : the Ice 
•uiuci- In St. Paul against the best- skaters In 
the country, has got the fever once more and 
has announced that be will try bis hand at It 
a-liln this winter. Sudbclmcr, who since bis 
retirement from tbe racing game, has- been one 
of the most enthusiastic followers of- the game 
in the 1 Northwest. He has acted as official in 
m-arlr all- of the championship -events held 
during the past eight or' ten years. He won 
tin- Minnesota State championship In 1908-07 
•mil OS; won the Northwestern Championship in 
IS!'.*; went East that year and competed at 
I'ongbkcepsle, N. Y., In the National events, 
getting second place. At Montreal be won tbe 
l uuuiliun Indoor Championship. He competed 
in the Northwestern •Championships at Lake 
c-oino. Minn., in 1901 without training of any 
kiuil and took second place. Mr. Sudhelmer is 
at present practicing law lb St. Paul. He says 
that be feels just as strong as he ever .did and 
will take another try at it this -winter. Some 
uf tbe skaters will know tbat he Is in the race 
even' ir be Is an old-timer. 


Get a cane fish-pole about eight or ten- feet 
Ions, but not too thick; suspend it on two small 
pulleys so that can -regulate tbe height 
of reach for contestants. Purchase 50 yards 
of different color ribbons ' varying from - one- 
quarter to one JncTj .in .width: have tbem cut In 
yard- lengths; tbe'se you fasten to tbe pole wit b 
small stickers about two Inches apart. You 
start your contestants on tbe opposite side -from 
where Hie pole is bung, and tbe contestants most 
pick tbem off one at a time, tbe one getting 
the most ribbons wins tbe contest. After tbe 
first time around if the pole Is bung right, the rib- 
bons catch the breeze and begin to fly so tbat 
the contestants have to reach bigb for tbem, 
and sometimes a real lively.. girl will jump for 
them. The winner is awarded a prize and all 
the ribbons she gets. This contest has been 
tried out by Mr. E. M. Mooar, manager of 
rbe Grand. Rink, New Castle. Pa., and was very 


The Vernons. sensational exhibition skaters, 
closed a successful week at tbe Auditorium 
Rink week ending November 11. On Tuesday 
nlgbt, November 7, there were nearly 800 peo- 
ple who witnessed tbelr performance. For tbe 
population of a town the size of Racine tbat Is 
well worth mentioning. The Vernons played the 
Coliseum Rink at Elgin. 111., week ending Nov- 
ember IS. Manager Aldrich was well pleased 
with tbe attendance and tbe patrons received 
tbe skaters with open arms. Their next en- 
gagement is at the Colisium Rink at Rockfbrd, 
III., week ending December 2. 

1 find tbat in many of the letters received 
from rink managers who have not heretofore 
been aware of the fact that Tbe Billboard Is 
devoting a great deal of space to skating, that 
the skaters and exhibition skaters In many In- 
stances have not made this fact known to the 
managers. I would advise all of you that are 
depending upon your skating as a livelihood to 
post the rink managers that they can secure 
valuable Information through the columns of 
The Billboard. In this way tbe skaters would 
5? frreaUybenrnted. as they would be sought for 
through Tbe Billboard. 

The El Bey Bisters, gKatlne ana dancing girls 
of high class, are having n successful run In 
the Eastern rinks. They played to large crowds 
at the Somerset. Pa., roller rink week of Nov- 
ember 13 to 18. Their grace, beauty and talent 
oombined, and handsome costumes make their at- 
traction a great drawing card. Tbey play An- 
sonia. Conn., week commencing November 20, 
and Bridgeport. Conn., week of November 27. 

The following telegram was received by Secre- 
tary Fitzgerald of the Western Skating Associa- 
tion, November 17: "We want a sanction to 
» » wor " <* Bm plonsblp roller akatlng races 
at 1, 2. 3. 5 'and 10 miles at our rink, starting 
January 15. Cash prizes will be given each 
heat winner. Tbe application will be placed be- 
tore the Board of Control at a meeting which 
will be held In a few days." 


„ I" 110 "!, night, November 17. at the Sans SoucI 
■toller Rink, Chicago, Howarth Beaumont dem- 
onstrated to the public that he is tbe fastest 
amateur roller skater In Chicago by winning 
the one-mile open amateur race Before a crowd 
that nearly packed the South Side rink. Am 
tirose Read, who is Beaumont's team mate. Un- 
shed second, and Leo Klmm waa third. The 
lime was 8:31. Tbe raco was spirited from the 
'fry stnrt to tbe last few Inches thst were 
"katen. but the strong nnlffh of Beaumont, who 
Is skating like the wind, was too much for those 
who trailed In behind him. Beaumont has been 
improving every year for the past three years 
"mi is another skater like the little demon. 

nip Meiaer," who for two years was the terror 
to all Chicago. He will no doubt make a great 
cord for himself rhlg season. A noveltv barrel 
rare of one-half mile was won by C. Bunting 
and was a very amusing contest. 

The management of the Arena, Detroit's 
enclosed Ice rink, began a series of Ice races 
\Vcdncsdny night. November 35 Announcement 
gr the race wns mado Monday night and half an 
hour after, there were half a dosen entries. 
,7 he race was a quarter-mile event and waa won 
D V Llpnardt, In 40 seconds; Sanve was second 
and Pleft. third. There were 15 entries and 
four beats were skated. Detroit las a number 

of fast skaters, who need only the Incentive of 
races to make tbem become as good as any on 
the steel runners. Last year their possibilities 
were shown -and tbls-.year-lt ls<-expected-tbat 
Pvtroit will turn out some real fast boys. 

Carlyle, 111.— Mr. F. A. Mangan Ib opening a 
new roller rink- In this city as a result of the 
success of tbe Portable Rink tbat was operated 
tbere this summer. This Is a good skating town 
and if Mr. Mangan starts out tbe right way be 
will be successful from the start. 


Meadvllle, Pa. — Tbe Palace Roller Rink, 
operated by tbe Interstate Circuit of Rinks, 
opened last Wednesday to big business. Mr. 
Harry Teets Is floor manager. 


New York, N. Y. — Metropolitan Roller Rink. 

/The two-mile amateur roller race skated at. the 

.Metropolitan Rink Thursday night - last," was 
won by John Tlmney of Newark, N. J., .second 
place going to J. Clark, while- H. -WImmer also 

-of Newark, finished third. Tlmney- is one of tbe 
best skaters in the East and Is making quite a 

'reputation for himself. 

Kansas City, Mo. — From information it looks 
as though tbe Coliseum Rink. In .this city will 
be under tbe control of Mr. W; E. Geno, tbe 
Eastern rink magnate. He . has- been trying to 
close tbe deal for some time,-- and - now looks 
to be a' sure thing, and if such Is the case Kan- 
sas City skaters will be well taken care of this 
winter^ , 

Vincennes, Ind. — Tbe Lakewood Park. Skating 
Rink was- opened for tbe 1911-12 season. Nov. 
ember 10 with a very large crowd present. 
There were over - 600 skaters out to get their 
first skate of tbe seaBon. Tbe floor has been 
put in fine shape, and new skates furnished. 
One of the features of tbe opening night was 
the music of tbe First Regiment Band. Tbe 
management is under Clifton C. Gosnell, Jr., who 
stattes tbat indications are tbat roller skating 
will be even more popular this season than It 
was last year. They £'ay attractions. 

Des Moines. la. — The Palace Rink will bold 
a grand masquerade carnival. *on -November 29: 
$150 in prizes will be given ' away. Tbey say 
tbat tbey are skating crazy in*Deg Moines. Sat- 
urday evening. November 11. there were 633 
skaters rolling over tbe rink surface. This 
rink plays first-class attractions, and will bold 
some great races commencing first week in 


Greenville, Micb.— The Grand Central Rink, 
conducted by tbe Phelps & Seaman Amusement 
Co. has a fine rink 125x55 feet, seating 400 iu 
the gallery, opened to the public last week. 
They play good attractions and have the great 
"Jack Fotcn" bwkea for November 20, 21 -ana 
22. Business is excellent. 


Xenia, O. — Tbe Casino Rink, one of the best 
rinks in tbe state of Ohio, will open under tbe 
management of Mr. C. H. Poland, about the first 
of December. The rink is 120x90 feet. The 
Citizens' Band of Xenia furnishes tbe music. 

Jackson. Mich. — Manager E. B. Barnes of tbe 
Coliseum Rink certainly bad a big time at bis 
rink on Thursday night. November 16. He 
called it tbe First Grand Gymkhana on Boilers. 
Tbe following attractions were rnn off as fol- 
lows: Obstacle Race (gentlemen), 3 laps; 
Lighted Candle Race (ladles), 2 laps: Barrel 
Rolling Race (gentlemen). 2 laps: Egg and 
Spoon Race (ladies), 3 laps; Half-mile Race 
(gentlemen). Tbe events were all exciting and 
the patrons of the Tink bad a very enjoyable 
evening. , 

4> - 

River Point. R. I. — Tbe Rollaway Rink was 
rrcentlv opened under tbe management of Mr. 
A. H. Knight. 

Milwaukee, Wis. — Wednesday evening. Nov- 
ember 15. was souvenir night at Riverview 
Skating Palace. Beautiful mirrors were pre- 
sented to everv person on entering the rink. 
Tbe picture of tbe Tink was on tbe mirror, 
making it a very nice souvenir. 

Detroit. Mich. — The series of six contests for 
prize skating for couples started at the Wayne 
Gardens Rink on November 8: one will be 
skated each month, the final for gold medals. 
Thursday evening, November 16, a masquerade 
carnival was held in wbich ten prizes for fancy 
and comic costumes were awarded. Thursday 
evening, November 23. a chrysanthemum party 
will be held. Beautiful chrysanthemums will 
be given to all who attend. 

The annual meeting and election of the West- 
ern Skating Association will be held on Monday. 
December 4, 1911. A special meeting for the 
nomination of candidates- will be held on Novem- 
ber 25, In the Masonic Temple, Chicago. 


Bdw. B.' Barnes has resigned from his present, 
connection with IT. F. French, proprietor of the 
Coliseum Rink. Jackson. Micb., and has accepted 
a position with W. E. Genno of the Interstate 
Roller Rink Circuit. To begin with Mr. Barnes 
'« to be given the managership or his- on City 
Rink, from where be will t>e transferred to 
one of tbe larger ones- at an early date. 

John E. Fourney. of Wllllam9port, Pa., who 
built and for two seasons bas successfully man- 
aged Fourney's Palace, a magnificent roller skat- 
lug rink, on August 14 opened a mammoth Air- 
dome and* Dancing Pavilion. In South William s- 
oort. Just over the west branch of the Susque- 
hanna River. His new amusement enterprise, 
which Is in an Ideal location— along the river 
bank — is housed in a building 162x155 feet, one 
story In height. 

The Alrdomc. which is used for moving pictures, 
is 112xl.">0 feet, and seats 2,000 persons. The 
dancing floor, the finest In the State; is 50x120 
feet, and tbe music is furnished by an orchestra 
and a large Wurlltzer military, band organ. In 
tbe building are also an Ice cream, soda water 
and refreshment parlor, and eight booths in the 
front, suitable for game devices and other busi- 
nesses, giving tbe place tbe appearance of a 
miniature Coupy Island. The structure la five 
minutes' walk from tbe heart of the city. It Is 
cool and refreshing, safe, sanitary and com- 
fortable, and has been a gigantic success from 
the very start, the attendance averaging 10.000 
a week. It is the largest moving picture house 
and the largest dancing pavilion In the Slate, 
and Is brilliantly lighted with thousands of elec- 
tric bulbs. Mr. Fourney has opened bis roller 
skating palace for Its third season. This Is one 
of the largest, finest and best equipped roller 

rinks in Pennsylvania. .-and one.- of the -best con- 
ducted. This season Mr. Fourney will Introduce 
moving pictures in the rink as a special attrac- 
tion, Mr.. -Fourney bas made quite a noise- in-tbe 
local amusement world wltb bis several attrac- 
tions, and is accounted one. of tbe most suc- 
cessful managers In Central Pennsylvania. He 
is looking for a prosperous year for all first-class 
rinks that have been. .well conducted. - - , * 

Toldeo Is malting a record as a "show 
town.'' A recognized and. established attrac- 
tion, a play tbat bas earned more than $1,000.- 
00O and Is still offered-iu tbe- best-- theatres, 
recently opened their to an audience represent- 
ing $22 -In paid admissions. . '..'.-. ' 

Tbe drama thrives in Boone. Ia.. also. A 
musical comedy, invoking fifty-two persons, 
played a recent night" there "to" receipts - that 
represented less tban, one-third, of tie wry 
considerable" cost ' of .^giving a performance — 
*6S0. In explaining why tbe .gross was $209.75. 
tbe treasurer 'of the "company wrote to ..his 
home office. . in Chicago: ' "We' should have 
done "better, I know, bud It. not been for a 
lecture, tbe first of a series, and a concert 
by the Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra, 
under tbe auspices of the Y. M. C. A. .Be- 
tween tbem tbey crabbed onr game. The local 
manager says ' that no show -can live here 
against such opposition." 

Nell Litchfield's Lyceumites are now In their 
sixth week South of tbe Mason and Dixon line. 
Many return dates are bein- played. They are 
at Nashville, Tenn.. December 5, matinee and 
nigbt at tbe Ryman Auditorium, wbich is a 
return date. At their last, appearance there 
they played to over 5,000 people at the night 
performance. ' 

Tony Castellane. an aviator, was killed 
September 22. while making flights at tbe 
Mansfield Fair. Mansfield.' Pa. -He was a 
brother of Gus Castellane. well known . In 
vaudeville. * 


Baritone Player (any clef), or -Bass Drummer. 
Double stage or orchestra (cornet), orchestra 
preferred. Locate or travel. Address 

Dodge Hotel, Omaha, Neb. 


GEORGE WAEBEN, strong line of characters; 
MAMTE WARREN, characters. Good ward- 
robe on and off. One piece preferred. Address 

Gen. Del. Charleston, W. Va. 


Man and wife, comedy musical act, versatile 
sketch team. Put qn acts. Change for week 
or more. Wardrobe and ability first-class. 
Alto in band. Have trained dbg, machine and 
twenty reels good films. Managers tbat can 
pay what they agree to, answer quick. Address 


At Liberty 

A-l »»_ 

Plays bells; locate or travel; theatre or dance 
work. A. F. of M. Address 

131 S. 12th St., Cambridge, O. 



Ticket If very far. Responsible managers only. 

20 5ClarK St., EVAHSVILLE, IND. 

WANTED QUICK— Position by violinist and 
pianist, man and wife; experienced in picture 
show work, vaudeville, dance work. Best of 
references. Salary low. If you need us, write. 

Willie fleegee. srookport. nis. 


A Family or Lady Orchestra. 

Five to six pieces, must be vocalists, for mov- 
ing picture theatre. Steady- engagement. State 
lowest salary and wbat yon can do in" first let- 
ter. CRYSTAL THEATRE, Minneapolis. Minn. 


For SO-ft. R. T..' two 30-ft. Middle Pieces. 
Can use performers In all lines, good Blackface 
alnd Clown, . Worklngmen. Boss Can*vasman>. 
Make it low as you get it here -every Sunday. 
Canton. Texas. N. B. — Those who wrote before, 
write again. For Sale or Trade — Military Band 


Seating capacity. 500: stage opening; 20x15. 
25 feet deep. One night or week stands. Min- 
strel. Rep. or Vaudeville Shows can get busi- 
ness here. Address BARLOW & JENKINSON. 
Managers Cauton Theatre, Trenton, Micb. 

Large Electric Sign, "Vaudeville," second-hand. 
Address at once; site and price. ORPHEUM 
THEATRE, .Tampa, Fla. 

NOTICE SNOWMEN — I buy. sell and store all 
kinds of show stun*, tents and museum goods. 
Ship your goods to me. and I will take care of 
them. G. W. ALLEN, 20 E. 4tb St., N. Y. C. 

fi« ;-..f :-"~ ■ .-■* .- . - -. : >- >~t< *> w 
'OvMiers should wri,te fyr the big. 
new catalog dip 

.^Automatic Musical ttrtritoenii! 

./ The Wurlitzer Military Bands 'i' 
tiuiJt especially for Skating Rttiks, a' 
l^us^l^-Jthe leafHog'rinkSeverj^ierU... 
Jyipffiey Tilay Jn.- the correct swing'-timjlk 
jf jStttmsaicU! of ./pieces - from \ -gap :ij£ T" 

inusic, rolls. , . ,' • 

f i^B^i^catalog in cotors ho\s.i<e* 
p^fltxJf, write oar nearest braiicli'. * 

The Radolph Wurii 

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Green t^J^Sgp 



"Ye Artistic Roller Skater" 
Back in America 

WHY was she tbe only skater ever booked for 
one montL each in London, Paris. Berlin. St. 
Petersburg, Algiers, Brussels and others? Book 
her and see for yourself. Address 3347 East 
65th St., Cleveland. Ohio. 


German Comedian. Faner and Speed Expert 
Roller Skater, presenting the most entertaining 
> T OYelty Comedy Act before the public. Ad- 
dress THE BILLBOARD, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


Bought, sold, exchanged and 
178 Park Bow, New York. 



Merry -go- Rounds. Picture Shows, etc.; all sizes. 
Going fast. Come and see tbem. or write for 
particulars. Send for list of cardboard music; 
latest popular nits. 

Berai Organ Co., 220 W. 14th SI, New York. 

Tel. 628 Chelsea. ' 

#SMB &\ jmH> * 1/4* I*, CMt-I» SOLID OOLO BUM* 
- *HI>A^VaaV* a ^ atM**-«£i4 tMt »»4 nwrt l n. H u. •» 

, » »»■!. « Otter— I«k SUhat Tc*. *&« 

k dTTuHw i a M m. Ilk sua i »J**J 
Ico n, sbvimi — — ------ ---- „. 


The Girl Wbo Tames Electricity. This Is a novel 
act. Is a beadliner for moving picture shows, 
carnivals, fairs, museums. (150 buys complete 
act, ready to set up and work. Lithographs 

for the act. For particulars address G. W. 
ALLEN, Slfr.. 20 E. 4th St.. New York City. 


Selling metal frames, wltb 
pictures, under breakless 
glass, 13 assortments, for 

ONX.X $1-00. prepaid, and 
you sell 25 cents each. 
Think of profits. Write for 
Free Circular. INTERNA- 
TYPE CO., Dept. W.. 1262 
Blue Island Ave.. Chicago. 
1U. Established 1881. 


Adams and McKeozIe, comedians and benders, 
desire to Join reliable company. Letters to 


108 S. FarraE-t St.. BAY CITT, MICH. 


One by two Inches, wltb your advertisement, 
postpaid, 1,000 *or $1. Express or P. O. Money 

FOWLER A. WHEELER. Caloary. Canada 


First-class Billposter; steady work year round. 
W. S, BOLOXON, Jaciioa, 

—(WANTED) — 
Agenti. Legitimate substitute for Slot Machines; 
patented: sells on Bight for $1. Particulars. 
GISHA CO., Anderson, Ind. 

T I* e Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


The Bookings of Theatres in Towns and Cities Everywhere 


GADSDEN CiDSUEN (Charlea E. Meets, 

mgr.) Stampede Nov. 23; Girl Id the Taxi 24; 
Frederick the Great 2.1: Country Boy 28. 
B. Oagle, mgr.) Frederick The Great Nov. 28; 
Tbe Co an try Boy Df c. J; AL G. Field's Min- 
strels 9: MUs Nobody from Starland It: The 
Third Degree 13: Manhattan Opera Co. Dec. 14. 


. mgr.) Alec Craig. -Dan Mason, ami Co., Ed Ku- 
ril* Manhattan Trio. Harmony Velde Troupe. 
Phipps Dog and Pony Show. Hanson A Bijou, 
week Nov. 19. KEMPER (W. N. Meyer, mgr.) 
Thomas Jefferson In Rip Van Winkle Nov. 
49-21:' Newly Weds 22; At G. Fields Minstrels 
23; Madame Sherry 24-23. CAPITOL Dantes 
Inferno wek Nor. 20. 

. DENVEB.— ORPHEUM (A. C. Carson, mgr.) 
Grace Hazard, Adams and O'Donnell. Nicbol 
Slaters. Charlea and Fannie Van, The Four 
Floods. Kramer and SpiUane, and Ward Baker 
week Dec 4. TABOR GRAND (Peter McCourt, 
- mgr.) Sam Bernard In He Came from Milwaukee 
Dec. 3. BROADWAY (Peter McCourt. mgr.. 
Anna Held hi Miss Innocence Dec 4. 


BRIDGEPORT. — PARK (I. F. Burke, mgr.) 
Chan. Cherry in The Seven Sister Nov. 27; 
Margaret lUlngton 29. ' 

mgr.) Hartford Philharmonic Orchestra Nov. 
21: Pink Lady 23-25. 

mgr.) The Mterlden BhlBisktnonlc Orchestra 
Not. 20; motion pictures and Gulden's Big Re- 
view 21; Miss Zelda Sears in Standing Pat 22; 
He and She 24: Robert Edeson In The Arab 25. 

HEW HATES. — POLI'S (Mr. Garvey, mgr.i 
Peplto Arriola, the famona boy pianist, assisted 
by Miss Sylvia Marcelio and Paul Morengo Nov. 

26. HYPERION (E. E. Eldrldge, mgr.) The 
Wedding Trip by Beginold De Koven Nov. 21: 
He and She 23: "Louise Gunning In The Balkan 
Princess 25. GRAND OPEBA HOUSE (Mr. 
Tack, mgr.) Robert Edeson In The Arab 20-22: 
Zelda Sears In Standing Pat 23-24; The Beauty 
Spot 25. 


Stuart Darrow, JIcGarvey, Morrhssey and Han- 
low. Charles Miller and Company in The Tables 
Turned: Laura Guerite. John B. Hymer and 
CO. in Jim town Junction; Marie Russell, The 
Flying Wards and pictures week Nor. 20. 


mgr.) The Mayor and the Manicure, The Three 
ForreBts, Tom and Stacia Moore, The Josetty 
Brotbers. Lester and Kellett. Bouble Simms 
week of Nov. 20-25. BELASCO (L. Stoddard 
Taylor, mgr.) Grace La Bue In Betsy week of 

27. COLUMBIA (Fred G. Berger, mgr.) Elsie 
Ferguson, in The First Lady of the Land week 
of 27. NATIONAL (W. H_ Rapley, mgr.) Ethel 
B anymore In T he Witness for the Defense week 
27. GAYETY (Geo rge Peck, mgr.) The Tail 
Girls week 27. LYCEUM (A. C. Mayer, mgr.) 
The Imperials week 27. CHASE'S (H. Win- 
ifred De Witt, mgr.) The Florentine Sisters 
and "Germany" Scbaefer week .27. ACADEMY 
OF MUSIC (J. W. Lyons, mgr.) ' Our New 
Minister week of 27. CASINO (J. M. Kerby. 
mgr.) Herman Ueb and Company la Dope 
week 20. COSMOS (Brylawski Sc Co., mgrs.) 
Rough Rider Baud, Henry Hargrave and Com- 
pany. May Wentworth, Elsie Van Nally week 
20. NEW HOWARD (A. J. Thomas, mgr.) 
Alrta Overton Walker week 27. MATES-"' 
(Frank B. Weston, mgr.) Dante's Inferno week 


. • JACBBONVTEXE — DUVAL (J. B. Deleer. 
mgr.) Bohemian Girl 21-22; Alias Jimmy Valen- 
tine- 23-24: The Chorus Lady 26-27: The Rosary 
30; Nat Goodwin Dec 1-2: The Fair Co-Ed 5-6: 
The Girl of the Golden West 10: Fritz! Senear 
12. -MAJESTIC (Pryor A LaSalle. mgrs.) Man 
and 8tewart. Kane, Crawford and Capma o. Ea rl 
and Cortls Co., Two Ettevflos 19-25. ORPHEUM 
(C. A. Leach, mgr.) C. Arthur. Hyla Aleen. 
Billy Watklns and tbe Williams Sisters. Wil- 
son and D oyle.Zsra-Carmen Troupe 19-25: Mer- 
cedes and Stan tone, Lee and Cranston. Corlna 
and Barbara. Loose and Sterling. Nelson and 
West 28- Dec 2. 


mgr.) Nat C. Goodwin in The Captain Nov. 25; 
Tbe Rosary 28: Wizard of Wiseland 30. 

(F. H. Springer, mgr.) The Rosary Nov. 20: 
The Man on the Box 23; The White Sister 25. 
MAJESTIC (A. H. Dudley mgr.) De Rosa's 
Trained Annuals. The Five Gardiner*. In' Bits 
of Musical Comedy. Billy Burns. Monologist, 
Motion Pictures, week Nov. 20. ' 

MACON. — THE GRAND (D. G. Phillips, 
mgr.) Shubert Booking. Cobnrn's Minlstreis 
Nov. 20; Aborn Opera Company prespnt' The 
Bohemian Girl 23: The Rosary 22; Lillian Rob- 
erts in The White S'sfer 24. 

gelbenr, mgr.) Miss Nobody from Starland 
Dec 7. 


CHICAGO.— ACADEMY — Popular priced vau- 

ALHAMBBA — Across the Pacific 
APOLLO — Vaudeville and moving- pictures. 
AUDITORIUM — Chicago Grand Opera Com- 

BIJOU— Chinatown Charlie. 

BIJOU-DREAM — Popular-priced vaudeville and 
moving pictures. 

BLACKSTONE— Leo Ditrlcbsteln In The Con- 
cert, seventh and last week. 

BUSH TEMPLE — Vaudeville and moving pic- 

CASINO — Popular-priced vaudeville and mov- 
ing pictures. 

CENTURY — Popular-priced vaudeville , and 
moving pictures. 

CHICAGO OPERA HOUSE — Marguertta Sylva 
In Gypsy Love, third week. 

CLARK — Moving pictures. 

COLLEGE — The Man Who Owns Broadway. 

COLONIAL — Modest Suzanne. 

COLUMBIA— Passing Parade. 

CORT THEATRE — The Master of the House, 
fourth week. 

CROWN— The White Slave. 

DEUTCHES (formerly Criterion) — German 

EMPIRE — Cherry Blossoms. 
empress— Vaudeville. 
FOLLY — Burlesque. 

GARRICK — Blanche Ring In The WaU Street 
Girl, third week. 

GLOBE — Mutt and Jeff, fifth week. 

GRAND OPERA HOUSE — Everywoman, third 

HAMLIN AVE. — Moving pictures. 
HAYMARKET— Driftwood. 
ILLINOIS — Henry Miller in The Havoc. 
1MPERIA0V— Tess of the Storm Country. 
KEDZIE AVE. — Vaudeville and moving pic- 

LA SALLE— Louisiana Lou, thirteenth week. 

Hanky Panky. 

LINDEN — Vaudeville and moving pictures. 

LYRIC — John Mason in As a Man Think- 
tntrd week. 

MAJESTIC— High-class vaudeville. 

MARLOWE — Strongheart. 

MeVICKEBS — Way Down East second week. 
NATIONAL— The Campus. 
OAK— Moving pictures. 

OLYMPIC— (Louise Dresser In A Lovely Liar, 
third week. 

PARKWAY — Vaudeville and moving pictures. 

PL AZA — Vaudeville and moving pictures." 

POWER'S — Marie Doro in A Butterfly on 
the Wheel, second week. 

PRESIDENT.— Vaudeville and Pictures. 

PRINCESS— Over Nigtrr, tenth week. 

SCHINDLEB'S — Moving pictures. 

SITTNER'S — Pictures. 

STAR & GARTER— The Troeaderos. 

STUDEBAKER'S — Excuse Me. flfth week. 

VIRGINIA— Vaudeville and moving plctures. 

WILLABD— Popular-priced vaudeville and 
m oving pictures. 

WILSON AVE. — Popular-priced -vaudeville anil 
moving pictures. 


ZIEGFELD — The Right Princess, second week. 

Alton. — TEMPLE (Wra. Savage, mgr.) 
Brewster's Millions Nov. 28: Barriers Burned 
Away Dec. 3: Geo. Evans Minstrels 1; Monte 
Carlo Girls 2: Fortune Hunters 3; Garside 
Stock Co. wek 5; Ivmsn Howe 13. 

ell, mgr. ) M erry Mary Dec. 4. 

fChas. A. Tackacs. mgr.) The Girl in the 
Train 25; The Girl of My Dreams 28: Honey 
Boy Minstrels 30; The Messenger Boy Dec. 2: 
Tim Murphy 5-6; Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford 
7; Seven Davs 8. 

A Candee, mgrs.) Bnelah Poynter Dec. 2: The 
Boss 5. GEM (Botto & Myers, mgr.) Crescent 
Musical Comedy Co. 30-Dec. 2. 

(Sam S. Harris, mgr.) The Girl I Love Nov. 
24; The Fortune Hunter 28; The Girl of My 
Dreams 29; The Girl In the Taxi Dec. 6; Get- 
RIch-Quick Wallingford 8: Seven Days 9: A 
Married Bachelor 14. ORPHEUM. Al Esne 
and Laura Roth, Christopher and Ponte, And- 
rew Tombes. Joe Denrming and CO., Belle May- 
ers, Cora Simpson and Co.. Carter and Waters, 
Roses Dogs, week Nov. 20. 

DECATUR POWER'S (Thos. P. Bonan, 

mgr.) With Edged Tools Nov. 30; With Other 
People's Money Dec. 2; Seven Days 5; Monte 
Carlo Girls 7: Sweetest Girl from Paris 8: Get- 
BIch-Quick Wallingford 9. 

Starin. mgr.) With Edged Tools Nov. 25. 
FAMILY (Chas. Pleln. mgr.) Wilson and 
Lanore. comedians. The Musical Lamolnes, first 
half week 20. 

MABIOW,— ROLAND (E. E. Clark, mgr.) 
Lena Rivers Co. Nov. 28. 

MATTOON. — MAJESTIC (J. F. Kuechler. 
res. mgr.) Girl I Love Dee. 4; Girl in the Taxi 
5; Madame Sherrv 15. 

MOUSE. — BARRYMORB (Arthur E. Brown, 
mgr.) Polly of the Circus 26. FAMILY (H. A. 
Sodlni. mgr.) Bousell. perfect athlete: Burnison 
and Taylor, comedy sketch; Italian Peasant 
Trio, novelty street musicians; International 
Grand Opera Four, motion pictures. O'RIIla 
Barbee and Company In A Strenuous Daisy: 
Jere Sandford, whistling and yodllng comedian: 
Delmar and Delmar. novelty act: the Great Bar- 
rington. In Tommy the Messenger: The Mere- 
diths, Mexican novelty act; motion pictures 
week of 20. 

Wade, mgr.) Chorus Lady Nov. 22; The Tramp 
and the Lady 25. 

BOCK ISLAND.— ILLINOIS (William Klinck. 
mgr.) Get-Rlch-Ouick Wallingford 26; PoIIv of 
the Circus 28. NEW EMPIRE (E. T. Dollv. 
mgr.) Sater and Sater. novelty musicians: Mrs. 
Mae Richard Casey, illustrated gongs: Ma hie 
Elaine, eccentric dancing kid: the Three Stu- 
arts, sensational wire artists: Moore and Brown- 
ing, mtnstreloetsts: Twin City Quartette, vau- 
deville's sweetest sineers: motion pictures first 
half week of 20. Neher and Kannel. novelty 
roller skaters and dancers: Mrs. Mac Richard 
Casey, illustrated song: Wilson and Lanore, com- 
edy, talking, yodlinir and whistling: Levett and 
Dunsmnre. That Woman Next Door: the La 
Maner Sisters, singers and dancers: motion nip 
tnres, Engente Trio, comedy horhronti! bar ex- 
perts, last half week of 20. MAJESTIC (J P. 
Qninn. mgr.) High-class vaudeville 30. 

Williams, mgr.) Gertrude Elliott In Rebellion 

Nor. 23; Coronation Films 20-28; George Evans' 
Honey Boy Minstrels 30. DAWN (Chas. Vance, 
mgr.) Adele Ferguson, Edna Northland un.l 
Trivoli Sisters 20-23. 

TOBANA.— ILLINOIS (Earl Moore, mgr.) 
The Lion Rampant Nov. 24-23. 

VAND ALIA. —DIXIE (Sharrock & Sharrock. 
mgrs.) Rosalind at Red Gate Nov. 28: Nettle 
Hobson Frye 30: Lyman Twins Dec. 4: W. II 
Best Musical Course 7. 


J. Sharrock. mgr.) Whlttaker Stock Co., Nov. 
27-Dec. 2; Sitting Bull 4-5: Madame Sherry 6: 
Vaudeville and Pictures 7-8; Angel or the Trail 
B; Girl in the Taxi 11. 

FRANKFORT, — iHLUM (Langebrake & Hnr- 
ford. mgrs.) Camllle 21; Mae Laport and Co. 
in stock week 27. 


mgr.) Isle of Smiles Nov. 28; Prince of To- 
Night 29; Moose Minstrels Dec. 1. 


Genge. mgr.) Hawkins SIddons and Co.; Tom 
Dideilo and Co.; Von Hon! Comedy Imitations 
w eek Nov. *19. 

(W. W. Willis, mgr.) Heart Breakers, with 
Geo. Damerel Nor. 27: Around the Cock 28; Al 
G. Fields Minstrels Dec. 1; Sweetest Girl in 
Paris, with Trlxy Frlganza 11. 

WABASH. —EAGLE (H. S. Logan, mgr.) 
Madam Sherry Nov. 21; Henry Woodruff. The 
Prince of Tonight 28; Alma. Where Do You 
Live Dec. 1., 



(Ralph Holmes, mgr.) Richard Carle In Jump- 
ing Jupiter Nov. 28; Cowboy and the Thief 30: 
Tim Murphy Dec. 4; George Evans' Minstrels 
8; Fortune Hunter 12. GARRICK (John M. 
Boot, mgr.) Robert Henry Hodge and Com 
pany in Troubles of Bill Blithers, Bachelor; 
Stan Stanley and Co., Trampoline and Talking 
Esmeralda, Queen of the Xylophone; Sheet an 1 
Marks, comedy singers and dancers first half 
of week of 20. Tossing Austins, classy com- 
edy jugglers: Hanlon. Dear and Hanlon, comedy 
head and band balancing; Bennett and Sterling, 
singers, dancers and instrumentalists; Bertie 
F owler , comedienne, last half week of 20. 

(W. S. Collie, mgr.) Get-Rich-Quick Walling- 
ford 19; Coburn Players 21: Girl of My Dreams 
23; Get-Rlcb-Quick Wallingford 24; Martin's 
Uncle Tom's Cabin 25; Richard Carle in Jumping 
Jupiter 28; Polly of the Circus 30; Tim Mur- 
phy Dec. 1: Girl and the Tramp 3: Girl in th.- 
Train 9; George Evans* Minstrels 12: Louis 
Mann in Elevating a Husband 15: Morgan Stop* 
Co. 17-24; The Crisis 25. MAJESTIC THEATK 
(Vic Hugo, mgr.) Melvln Trio. Mimic Four. 
Seymour and Dupree, Esmeralda, Knox am! 
Alvin White. Peltzer and White, Millard Bros., 
and pictu res week Nov. 27. 

Berkell. mgr.) Edward De Corsia. Helen Le 
Sage, Fred Lewis in Red Ike. Alice Berrv, th- 
doll comedienne: Herr Wllhelml. Impersonator 
In songs and imitations: George Hayes and the 
Clancy Twins, in A Night on the Bowery: Snow 
White Bonnie, the horse with a human brain; 
motion pictures week of 20. GRAND (D ' 
Hughes, mgr.) Get-Rlch-Qulck Wallingford' 30; 
35 e . G i^J In „J£t. Tram Dec - T = L °ul» Mann 16: 
Thais 17 PRINCESS (Mr. Belfrege. mgr.) The 
Boice Stock Company In The Man She Loved, 
week of 20. BURTIS (M. S. Scovllle. mgr.) 
Trixie Frlganza In The Sweetest Girl in ParlB 

mE t P^. m 7?W5 !S '5 0 < Jakc Bosentbal. 
mgr.) Mile. Adelaide Hermann week Nov. 26- 

2 re - rl Le ?„T"PJ5 Fo °- native Chinaman, week 
Nov. 27. GRAND (Win. L. Bradley, mgr) The 
peep Purple Nov. 25; Louis Mann. In Elevating 

P.M™n%I M DVe A,m |: WbVK °° Yva Llve? 30: 
Eoinger, mgr.) Henderson Stock Co. Nov 30- 
Dec. 2; Cowboy and the Thief 3; Moulin Roug • 
7^ H^m ¥tS? tt ?}' ?• Fortune Hunter 11; Girl 
In «S£. T ,?55J?!' Martin's Uncle Tom's Cabin 28 
eS*U ta i' lessees A mgrs.) Uncle Tom's 
Ca J^"2S- Coming— The Heart Breakers. 
v=2H UKW ^'^P B i ND OPERA HOUSE (J. F. 

B Brt£? ™J?f Z* 13 - GARRICK (Dwlght 
t Ba *S r - mar-) Germane and Regla, musl- 
?«Tir H 2 w8r i , .5' ,a Wnlte ' com<> "y Playlet: Low 
t£L™ c ™ slnBl 1 B "?? aonclXK: The Ahlberg. 
T ^? e .'^ B ?, m i na8,8: *J ary Gra > r ' comedienne; 
Knox and Alvin, comedians: The Norrlsses mu- 

ato" n "w*S m o1? y ]i Hnntre8S ' character lmpersoS- 


Moose Minstrels (local) 22: Oot-Rlch-Oirirrk 

4 fr 7 the Circus Dec. 2. THE MAJES- 
««„ »li' nr lT rr om Z- mgT ) William Thomp. 

aB S C ,°™ 7 an Cnm P "nil Co.. Four Glpsv 
etc ."• NoT 2o! ' WllI "" ns an <' Walter*. ot£ 



mgr.) Knby Minn Dec. 3: The Girl In (he t<it! 
10: Polly of the Circus -17; Coburn Player* fn 
Shakesnerlnn Plays 2."i; n,e Fortune Hunter 2ft; 
Almn. \viiere Do Von r.lve :n 
„ PABS0N8. — ELKS' m. C. Burch. mgr.) Th- 
Ncwlyweds and Their Bnby 20: Smart Set Dec. 
1: Madame Sherry 13; The Red Mill 23; Honey 
Koy Minstrels 30, 

Kimball, mgr.) Mitrtnme Slierrv Nov. 23- Sun- 
flower Minstrel 30; Baby Mine Dec. 5. OPERA 
HOUSE (II. n. MeAdnms. mgr.) Lyman Twins 
Nov. 23. PALACE (W. I. Price, mgr.) Miner 
Comedy Co. Nov. 20-Doe. 2. PRINCESS (Carl 

Thatcher, mgr.) Swift and Swift Nov. 20-22- 
Maldle De Long 23-25. ~' 

MONROE. — OPERA HOUSE (Mr. Greenlilatt 
mgr.) Mutt & Jeff Nov, 20; Thomas Jefferson 
In Rip Van Winkle 26. 



F. Dean, mgr.) Alice Lloyd In Little Miss' Fix- 
It week 20; Mme. Nazimova In The Marionettes 
week 27. FORD'S OPEBA HOUSE (Chas. E 
Ford, mgr.) Elsie Ferguson In Tbe First Lad) 
of the Land week 20; The Fortune Hunter week 
Marbrlde, mgr.) Mme. K. Llpzin In True Lave 
20-21; The Girl of the Golden West (grand 
opera) 22-23: Peggy 24-25: Frltzi SchelT in Thi' 
Duchess week 27. MARYLAND (F. C. Schan- 
berger, mgr.) Gus Edwards' Song Revue and 
vaudeville. HOLLIDAY ST. (W. F. Rife mgr.! 
St. Elmo week 20; The Millionaire Kid week 27 
GAYETY (W. L. Bnllauf. mgr.) The Taxi 
Girls week 20: Painting the Town week 2T. 
MONUMENTAL (Montague Jacobs, mgr.) 
Queens of the Folles Bergere week 20; Darling 
of Paris week 27. SAVOY (C. L. Anderson, 
mgr.) Ishmael week 20; Moute Cristo week 27 

mgr.) The Dawn of Tomorrow Nov. 27; The 
Confession 20; 1482 (local) Dec. 7. 


BOSTON.— BOSTON. Ben Hur, Indef. BOS 
TON OPERA HOUSE. Boston Grand Opera Co. 
opens 27. CASINO (Eastern Wheel) The Beh- 
man Show week 20: Rose Sydell's London 
Belles week 27. CASTLE SQUARE. The En i 
of the Bridge week 20: Before and After week 
27. COLONIAL. Elsie Janls In The Slim 
Princess. Indef. GAIETY (Eastern. Wheel) Col- 
lege Girls week 20; Queen of Bohemia week 27. 
GLOBE. Mutt and Jeff, Indef. GRAND OPERA 
HOUSE. Daniel Boone on tbe Trail week 20: 
Girl of the 8treets week 27. H0LLIS ST. 
Maude Adams in Chantecler 20-Dec. 2. HOW- 
ARD (Western Wheel) Miss New York. Jr.. 
week 20; Sam Devere Show week 27. MA 
JESTIC. Everywoman, Indef. NATIONAL. 
National Boston Opera Co. and vaudeville 
PARK. Get-BIch-Qillck Wallingford. Indef. 
PLYMOUTH.' Pomander Walk. Indef. SHU- 
BERT. The Blue Bird 20-Dec. 2. TREMONT. 
Madame Sherry, indef. ' 

more, mgr.) He and She Nov. 20-21: Madame 
Schnmann-Heink 22: Rohert Edeson In The Aran 
23; Wm. H. Crane In The Senator Keens Honse 
24-25. POLl'S (S. J. Breeu mgr.) La sky's Cal- 
ifornia Operetta, W. S Dickinson's College Trio, 
song and dance: Tom Kyle and Co., sketch; Stu- 
art and arshall. blackface. WUlard Sims and 
Co., sketch: Bertlsch, Juggler, and pictures week 
20: GILMORE (Robt. J. McDonald, mgr.) Tie 
Golden Crook 20-22: Our New Minister 23-25. 
NELSON (H. I. Dlllenbeck. mgr.) Follette and 
Wicks, Carlton Sisters. Jonathan, cartoonist. 
20-23: Eva WestcoO and Co.. Mr. and Mrs. 
Tom Carroll. Don Carney and pictures 2'-25. 
PLAZA (J. M. Carney, mgr.) 1* Bouf Urn.. 
dancers 20-22: Lee Bartlett 20-22; Frances El- 
liott, The Anvil Trio. Dorothv Benton. Walter 
Baker, magic and pictures 23-25 


BATTLE CREEK.— POST (E. R. Smith, mgr. i 
Winifred St. Claire Stock Co. week Nov. 26 ex 
eepting Chauncey Olcott 28. BIJOU (Wm. 
Marshall, mgr.) Dr. Carl Herman. Walter Per- 
kins and Company. Mason and McClare, Juggling 
De Lisle. Emmett Brothers week 20. 


mgr.) Goddess of Liberty Nov. 29; Travellns 
Salesman 30; The Man on the Box Dec. 3: 
Channcey Olcott 4; The Girl I Love 5. LYRK' 
(Harvey Arlington, mgr.) Wllber Highy Stock 
Co. In The Heart of Mexico, and Moths week 
Nov. 26; Sonsa's Band Dec. 1. . BIJOU (Dan 
J. Pllmore, mgr.) Young and Brooks, Tuxedo 
Comedy Four, Sommers and Stork, Joe Whit" 
head. Four Prevoasta and pictures week Nov. 

(John T. Jackson, mgr.) Parisian Beauties Nov. 
21; Victor Murdock Lectures 23: The Squaw 
Man 30: Alma. Where Do You Live Dec. 7: 
The Girl In the Taxi 11: New England Folks 
21: The Man on the Box 25. 

FLINT STONES (O. A. Peterson, mgr.) 

The Little Girl That He Forgot Nov. 19: 
Dear Old Billy 23: The Cow and the Moon 25. 

OW0SS0 — OWOS80 THEATRE (E. H. Jami- 
son, mgr.) The Cow and the Moon Nov. 24; Mil- 
lionaire Tramp 26: Parisian Beauty 27; God- 
dess of Liberty Dec. 1: White Snuaw 3; Trav- 
eling Salesman 6; Girl in tbe Taxi 7: Alma 
Where Do You Live 13; Girl and the Tramp 20. 
Wizard of Wiseland 81. 

SAGINAW.— ACADEMY (W. A. Rubco, mgr.) 
Chauncey Olcott In Macnshla Dec 2: Alma 
Where Do You Live? 10. AUDITORIUM (F. P- 
Walters, mgr.) Sousa's Band Nov 30. 


CRO0KST0N. — GRAND (Nault & Simmon", 
mgrs) Therms Nov. 24; Madame Sherry Dec. o: 
Th» PrivMo SceretnTv 9: Tbe Country Boy 15. 

DULTTTH. — LYCEUM IF. L. Morressey. mgr.) 
Madame Sherry 24-25; Harry Bulger in The 
Flirting Princess. 

bridge, Jr.. mgr.) The Deen Purple week 
Scott, mgr.) The Grain of Dust with James n.. 
Hackctt wee* of 26: Elevating a nusband with 
Louis Mnnn Dec. 3-6. BIJOU OPERA HOI'S* 
(Tbeo. L. Hays, mgr.) The Trouble Make", 
with Ward and Vokes week 26; Salvation Nell 
week Dec. 3. DEWEY (WcBtern Wheel) (Ar- 
chie Miller, mgr.) Miner's Americans week 2». 
Broadway Gnletv Girls week Dec. 3. GAYKT> 
(William Keenig. mgr.) Hastings Big Shaw 
week ?6; Girls From Hannvland week Dee. 3 
MILES' THEATRE (W. F. Gallagher, mgr.) 
Closed for enlargement: reopens early In Decem- 
ber. ORPHEUM TnEATRE (O. E. Raymond, 
mgr.) The Awakening of Mr. Plpp. with Chos. 
Granewln: Ben Lirni. Ha Grannon and Company. 
Pnnllne Moran. Wynne Brothers. Mullen «"'• 
Corelll. Three Lvres. Color Photography anil the 
Klnodrome week 26. UNIQUE (Jack Elliott, 
mgr.) Metrettl Tronne. TrlnecM Luna Mlroff. 
Harry Von Fossen. Kittle Ross, Four Ball Play- 
ers, White and Thompson and the Klnetoscope 
week of 20. 


mgr.) Frnnk notch, the Wrestler Dec. 1: W" 
Purple 7: Manhattan Stock Co. 11 ani^ week. 

mgr.) The Ornln of Dust, with Jnmes K- 
Hackctt ami Olive Harper Thome week Nov. 19: 
Thais, with Tyrone Powers. Constance Collier 
and Jiiiinn L'Estrange week 20. GUAM' 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


,Tbeo. L Hayes, mgr.) Trouble takers with 
K ,„j Yokes anil Lucy Daly week 10; Sal, 
«?lon \"ll 28. ORPHEUM (E. C. Burroughs, 
Scrooge, an adaptation from Chas. Olck- 
mgr,) , rStmas Carol, played by a cast Of 
En* headed by Willis C.ark: Horace Wright 
Sd K Dietrich otter a .Wgh-clasg ainglng 
Km. Mullen and Ed Corelll, Conversa- 
& & GyS.;™ Patay We; M. Ned- 
JS'* Simian Jockey: Trio Du Grog; Ruby 
Sintad and Co., week 1»: STAR (John Kirk, 
5ST The High School Glrla, with Dashing 
Marie week 3. EMPRESS (Chas. Stevens, 
SS) Mary Barley's Bull Dog Music Hall; 

Kay Doohy and her Metropolitan Min- 
Srels- Itudd and Claire In Scenes From a 
riin.inii Music Hall; James Grady and Co., In 
The Toll Bridge T; Merlin will entertain with 
r.rd tricks- Todd and Nnrds. Gymnasts, week 
X SHUBERT The BELLES of the Boole- 
r.rd with Florence Bennett and Snlts Moore, 
we™' 1.0 .MAJESTIC (Mr. McGowan. mgr > 
twJ . GlrU and a Hobby Horse, with Radollffe 
.ad Hall: Fred Rlvennall, comedian: The Fran- 
cis Nordstrouie and Harry GIbbs Co. In Via 
Sc Gas Route; The Dettm.r Troupe of Pa- 
risian Dancers first half week 10. 


TAZOO CITY.— YAZOO (1). Wolersteln, 
mat.) Sal Goodwin Nov. 21: Mutt and Jeff 22; 
Third Degree Die. 4; Russian Dancers 8: The 
Man .m the Bos 14; Frederick the Great 16. 



Frank Woodward, nigra.) Great Mormon Tab- 
ernacle Choir Nov. 21: Anna Held In Mlsa In- 
nocence week 26. SHUBERT (Earl Steward. 
ma.) Gertrude Hoffman and Her Imperial 
Russian Dancers week 26. GRAND OPERA 
HOUSE (A. Judab. mgr.) The Echo, tbe big. 
musical success, week 26. ORPHEUM (Martin 
Lehman, res. mgr.) Sam Mann and his Players, 
la The New Leader: Sherman, Van and Hyman, 
entertainers: Nana, danseuse; Blank Family, 
champions of double juggling; Harry Breen. th 
rapid Are song writer; Alsace and Lorraine, In 
a musical production, featuring The Alsace- 
phone; Williams and Segal. In Foot-Feats: Or- 
pheum Symphony Orchestra, Current Events In 
motion pictures week 26. AUDITORIUM (O. 
D. Woodward, mgr.) William Grew Stock Com- 
pany and Enid May Jackson In The Blue Mouse 
week 26. GILL1S (E. S. Brigham, mgr.) At 
the Old Cross Roads week 28. CENTURY (Jos. 
B. Donegan, mgr.: Western Wheel) New Cen- 
tury Girls week 20. GAYETY ' (Burt McPhail. 
mgr.; Eastern Wheel) The Great' Star and 
Garter Sbow week 26. CONVENTION HAL. 
(Louis Sbouse, mgr.) Business Sbow, two weeks 
commencing 30. GLOBE (Oppenstein, mgr.) 
Continuous vaudeville and motion pictures. 
Helsler Sisters week 19. EMPRESS (Ed. Lang, 
mgr.: Sulltvan-Considlne Circuit) Gerard, Tor- 
cat and D'Allza; Rice and Cady, The Seven 
Aviation Girlies, Musical Bentleys. Mr. and 
Mrs. Wm. Morris, Carclnnati Brothers, motion 
pictures, etc.. week 19. 

ST. LOTUS.— OLYMPIC (Walter Sanford. 
mgr.) Walker Whiteside week Nov. 19; Frances 
Starr week 26. CRNTUKY (W. D. Cave, mgr.! 
Seven Days week 18: The Girl 1 Love week 26. 
SHUBEBT (Melville Stolts. mgr.) The Hen- 
pecks, two weeks beginning 18. GARRl' 
(Matbew Smith, mgr.) Baby Mine week 18; 
The Bess week 26. AMERICAN <D. E. Rns- 
scll, mgr.) Brewster's Millions week 18; Satan 
Sanderson week 28. HAVLIN'S (Harry Wal- 
lace, mgr.) At tbe Old Crocs Roads week IS: 
The Boy Detective week 26. COLUMBIA (Harrr 
Buckley, mgr.) Vaudeville Including Walter 
Hampden and 'Comoany, Rolfe and Rolfanlans. 
Grace Cameron. Dolan and Lenharr. Farber 
Sisters, Kelly and Wentworth, Brent Hayes, 
Foster and Dog, pictures week 18. STANDARlr 
(Leo Reichenbach. mgr.) The Yankee Doodle 
Girls week 18: Star Show Girls week 211. 
GAYETY (Chas. Walters, mgr.) The Love- 
makers week 18; Robinson Crusoe Girls week 26. 
HIPPODROME (Frank Talbot, mgr.) McKen- 
aie. Shannon Company; Rlva Larson Troupe. 
Cabaretta Quartette. Miss Rhoria Royal, Fetch- 
ing Brothers, Brengk's Models. The Ascots, The 
Plranlnnles, and motion pictures week IS. 

ST. JOSEPH.— TOOTLE (C. U. Phllley, 
mgr.) Coburn Players In repertoire Nov. 27-29; 
Aborn English Grand Opera Co. 30 -Dec. 2. 
JACEUM (C. U. Pbllley. mgr.) Soul Kiss 26-17; 
Price's Travelogues 28-29: Brewster's Millions 
30-Dec. 2. PANTAGES" (John E. Owen, mgr.) 
Great Dayton: The A-Ba-B's: Warren and 
Francis; Gertrude Dlen: Maglll and Co.: Se- 
bastian Merrill and Co.; Frank Groh week 26. 

OMAHA — BRANDEIS (W. J. Bnrgeas. mgr.) 
A Fool There Was Nov. 23-25: The Sweetest 
Girl in Paris 26-28: The Sbul Kiss 29. BOYD 
^.P. k „. Ph<!ln8 - mgr.) Baby Mine 26- Dec. 1. 
gRPHEUM (Win. P. Byrne, mgr.) The Arkaloff 
Balalaika Orchestra: Eugene O'Roorke and Co.; 
Bice and Prerost; Eleanor Falke; Bite of Mus- 
ical Comedy offered by Klein Bros, and Sibyl 
Brennon: Paul Barnes; The Trio Du Gros, gym- 
nasts; Kinteoscope week 26. THE GAYETY 
(E. L. Johnson, mgr.) The Belles of the Boule- 
vard week 26. THE KRUG (Chaa. Franke, 
ErT'J ^JS* Scno °I Olrli week 26. THE AMER- 
,., (Wt 2." Warren, mgr.) Glorious Betsy, 
with Miss Eva Lang and Co. week 26. 


„ AT "SSfI0 CITY.— APOLLO (Fred Moore. 
«„T:' Clarke In Introduce Me Nov. 20-22; 

J}? 1 ' ?I"1 Jeff 23-23. SAVOY (Harry Brown, 
mgr.) Fred W. Peters and Co.; Bell Boy Trio: 
*juycr and Valle: Conway and Leland. West and 
vanalclen; Page and Connolly: The McDonald 
J™: Stella Karl; Chester Kingston; Moving 
£K E re8 22"* 20 - YOUNG PIER Atda Overton 
n> S mmn CI,T Four - Maurice Freeman and 
2?V T , nrp , e 8n elhys. Dunn and Murray: Schooler 
"nil Dickinson: Dennis Bros; Carrie Lille week 

„»^E RSEY — MAJESTIC (Frank E. Hcn^ 

w «, k . of 201 Vale ska Surrat week of 27: 
FrnncU Wilson In The Bachelor'a Baby week 
R«,o i' BOSTON (T. W. Dlnklns. mgr.) The 
Week^7 Tere W WCek 20 ; Merry Burlesquers 


n,££? L , 8BAD — PEOPLE'S (J. R. Linn, mgr.) 
i!ou r , 0 rr," n " m ,n Clre,e 0 Ranch Nov. 23-25; 
United Play Co., Lion and the Mouse. Dec. 13; 
The Msn on , he |BoJt H p nrown D 

i«: Belle of Broadway Dec. 23. 


n„i, ■ ,„ H * r !a. m B r -l Minnie Dupree Nov. 27-28; 
F\ Mn , p ne „ 20 ;5 0: „ William Fnversham Dec. 1-2. 
n.-i,n,Jl E o. fJ ' l i R 1 "")""- ™Br. Eastern Wheel) 
"ennian Show 27-20; Midnight Maldona 30-Dec. 

2. GAIETY (Oliver Stacey. mgr. Western 
Wh eel) The Joy Riders wek 20. 

BUFFALO.— STAR (Peter C. Cornell, mgr.) 
Julian Eltinge ln The Fascinating Widow Nov. 
27-Dec. 2. TECK (Shubert Bros., mgrs.) 
Alwru's Opera Co. In Tbe Bohemian Girl 27-Dec. 
2. LYRIC (Jobn Laugblln, mgr.) Fiske O'Hara 
In Love's Young Dream 27-Dec. 2. SHEA'S (M. 
Shea, mgr.) Edward Abelles and Co. and oth- 
ers 27-Dec. 2. GARDEN (Charles E. White, 
mgr.) Clark's Runaway Girls 27-Dec. 2; Beeves 
Beauty Show 4-0. LAFAYETTE (Charles Bagg, 
mgr.) The Big Review 27-Dec. 2; The Gay 
Widow 4-9. CONVENTION HALL (Henry L. 
Meech, mgr.) Mme. Schumann Helnk, song re- 
cital 30. 

mgrs.) Kirk Brown Co. Nov. 20-25; Rambler 
Minstrels (local) Dec. 7-8: The Chocolate Sol- 
dier 13. 

(C. V. DuBols, mgr.) De Rue Bros. Mlnstreis 
Nov. 20: BiUy the Kid 24; United Vaudeville 
25. BIJOU (S. Warner, mgr.) Lester and 
Shelly: Jack Irwin -Duo: George H. Whitman 
and Elolse Davis, ln His Little Game; Mc- 
Namee. the Comedy Clay Modeier 20-25. OR- 
PHEUM (M. Ettlnger. mgr.) Francis Brooks 
and Co., in The Girl on the Herald: Dixie; Al- 
vln and Nnlty: Phil Jean Barnard 20-25. 

HOUSE (W. G. Milliard, prop.) Billy Burke 
Dec. 4: Vaudeville 5-8; Three Twins 9. 

UTICA. — MAJESTIC (Ford S. Anderson, 
mgr.) Wm. H. Crane In Tbe Senator Keeps 
House Nov. 20-21; Naughty Marrletta 22; Wm. 
Collier ln Take My Advice 23; Dramascope 24; 
Ethel Barry-more in The Witness for the De- 
fense 2o; Mlunle Duprce In The Indiscreet Mrs. 
Tyne 30; Mary Irwin In She Knows Better Now 
27; Marguerite Clark in Baby Mine 28: .Tbe 
Imperial Balalaika Orchestra 29. ORPHEUM' 
(Tory Cavallo. mgr.) Mysterious Maids, songs; 
Eddie Rowbey; Elliott and Neff, comedians; 
Bradley. Martin & Co.. aketch, A Unique Pro- 
posal: De Voy and Smlrt, acrobats; Pictures 
week 27. HIPPODROME (P. F. Clancy, mgr.) 
Dr. Arbensmeyer, psychologist: Crawford and 
Dufree, The singer and the harpist; Geo. J. 
Ford, comedian;. Virginia Walsh, scenic novelty; 
The Crown Musical Duo; The Lavendar Duo, 
comedy sketch: Illustrated Songs and Pictures 
week 27. SHUBERT (Wm. D. Fitzgerald, 
mgr.) Tom Terrlss and Co., sketch, A Christ- 
mas Carol; Snyder and Buckley, comedy mu- 
sicians; lolen Sisters, flying wire; Wilson Bros., 
German comedians: Lew Stone, dancing; Brooks 
ami Harris, song and dance; Three Marcontonis, 
physical culture week 20; A Japanese Hooey- 
moon: Little Lord Robert, comedian; Three 
White K linns, musicians, week 27. 



(John R. Hlggtns, mgr.) Week Nov. 20-26; 
house dark. 

A. Schloss. lessee) The Thief Nov. 30: Girl and 
the Tramp Dec. 2; Naughty Marietta 9; The 
Sheriff 29: 4 Plcketts week Jan. 1-4. 


FAB (JO. — WALKER (M. Burbank. mgr.) Geo. 
Sidney and Carrie Weber ln Busy Izxy Nov. 21; 
Thelma 25; Harry Bulger in The Flirting 
Princess 28. ORPHEUM (Geo. Webster, mgr.) 
Rico Bros.. Three Tetsuiwari Japs. Chas. Var- 
ley. Held and Sloan. Dahomian Trio, Le Witt 
and Ashmore. Alice Vernlce. Coburn and Pear- 
son 20-26. GBAND (Fowler & BankB. mgrs.) 
Nargean Troupe, Adeline Francis. Angean Duo. 
Great Western Co. 20-26. SAVOY. Dark. 


burtus and Miller. Eddie Redway and Gertie 
Lawrence, Knox Wilson, Earle Reynolds and 
Nellie Donegan. Gordon and Marx. Frank K ce- 
ll an and Co.. Welch. Mealy and Montroae, Sl- 
mone De Beryl week 19. Irene Franklin. The 
Little Stranger; Mullen and Coogan. Brown and 
Newman. Hughes Musical Trio, Ellda Morris. 
Treat's Seals. The Darlings of Paris, with 
Madame Corlo week Nov. 26. EMPRESS. Leo 
Beers. Mella and Dorys. Welch and Co.. Adler 
and Arllne. Clin* Rerxac's Circus and pictures 
week 19. The Picture of Dorian Grey. Sydney 
Grant. Les Gaugets. Phil LaToska. Bennington 
Bros. Phil Bennett and pictures week 26. LY- 
RIC. Wm. Faversham In The Faun week 20; 
The Deep Purple Week 26. HEUCK'S. In 
Wyoming week 19: No Mother to Gnlde Her 
week 20. PEOPLE'S. Pat White and His Gai- 
ety Girls week 19: Billy Watson week 26. OR- 
PHEUM (Stock). The Chorus Lady week 19: 
The Melting Pot week 26. GRAND. The Pink 
Lady week 20: Emma TrenHnl In Naughty Ma- 
rietta week 27. WALNUT ST. School Days 
week 10: Billy B. Van week 26. STANDARD. 
Trocaderos week 19: Boole's Knickerbockers 
week 26. OLYMPIC (Stock) Arsene Lupin 
week 19; Qulncy Adama Sawyer week 26. 
AMERICAN. Vaudeville week 26. AUDITO- 
RIUM. Vaudeville week 26. 

AKRON. — COLONIAL (E. M. Stanley, mgr.) 
The Three Dean Brotthers. Elastic Gymnasts; 
Ncvlns and Gordon, ln Little Miss Manicure: 
Harry B. Lester. Tbe Jovial Jester; The Moscow 
Troupe of Imperial Bnsslan Dancers, Hugh J. 
Blaney, vocalist and Coin's Dogs In It Happened 
In Dogvllle, Nov. 20-22. The Great Santell. 
Jack Atkins. Selblnl and Crovlnl. Clandlns ami 
Scarlet. Lawrence and Thompson. William F. 
Powell and William D. Howard and Company, 
23-25. GRAND OPERA HOUSE (O. L. Elsler. 
mgr.) The Blue Mouse Nov. 20-21; The Girl In 
the Taxi 22: Buster Brown 23-25: The Smart 
Set 27-29: St. Elmo 30-Dec. 2: Tho Millionaire 
Kid 4-6; Tbe Rosary 7-9. 

mgr.) Mary Emerson Nov. 27-Dec. 2: Bnstor 
Brown 29: Stetson's Uncle Tom's Cabin Dee. 

mgr.) The Old Homestead Nov. 21; The Dawn 
of Tomorrow Dec. 1. 

ton. mgr.) The Girl From Rectors 2S: A Cowboy 
Girl Dec. 2; The Retuvenatlon of Aunt Mary 4; 
Stetsons U. T. C. 9; Ingomar 12; The Little 
Homestead 14: Madame Sherry 10. 


ern. mer.) Russian Symphony -Nov. 24: Girl 
From Rectors 29; The Rosary Dec. 3: Boyce 
Stock on all onen dates In future commencing 
Jan. U ORPHEUM— Mark Lee and His Aviator 
Girls, wek Nor. 20. 


mgr.) Mary Emerson's Co. week Nov. 20: 
Kate O. Keith Stock Co. week 27. OUPHEUM 
(M. F. Basactt. mgr.) Bobby Strausse Co.. 
Fields and Hanson. Vann anil Hoffman. The 
Two Talta and nlctnres week Nov. 20. 

NORWALK GILGER (J. E. Cline, mgr.) 

Human Hearts Dec. 1: Buster Brown 12: Stock- 
ford Players Stock Co. week of Nov. 27. 

G. Hartshorn, mgr.) Three Brownies, Novelty 
Dancing and Roller Skating Nor. 20-25. AR- 
MADA. Violinist, Wm. Shilling and Co. sketch. 
The Vampire;- Tom Eek'a Three Bicycle ' Girls, 
Howard and Boyd, singing and talking; musical 
Coattes, Florence Bayfield, singing and talk- 
ing; Wild Rose, comedy sketch; Schllly and 
Dawson, alnglng; Great American Florences, 
a croba ts week 25. 

(Elieln & Tan Osten, mgrs.) The Bachelor's 
Honeymoon 23; Henry Owens in A Cow-boy's 
Honor 27: John Kendrick Bangs 29; Jesse James 
Dec. 7; Ingomar 11; Uncle Tom's Cabin 12. 

mgr.) The Taylor Stock Co. In Three Weeks and 
Queen of the Ranch week Nov. 20. ORPHEUM 
(E. &. Harris, mgr.) Alice Van. Wolf and Ze- 
della, Ed Loop, Wahlud Teklu Trio, Four Royal 
Street Musicians, Jack Vance and AI Hoffman, 
Silent Faint and Arnee, Duncan and Duncan, 
Fields, and Hanson, Bobby Strauss and Co, 
Pictures week 20. WELLES. Dark for two 


B. Harris, mgr.) Frank Mclntyre In Snobs 
week Nov. 27. FORREST (Nixon & Zimmer- 
man, mgrs.) Round-Up week 27; Little Miss 
Fixit Dec. 4. GARRICK (Nixon & Zimmer- 
man, mgrs.) Nobody's Widow week 27: The 
Fortune Hunter week Dec. 4. TROCAI»:i> 
(Sam M. Dawson, mgr.) The Merry Burlesquers 
week 27. CASINO. Columbia Burlesquers wtek 
27. EMPIBE (Stanford & Western, mgrs.) 
Queens of the Folles Bergere week 27. GR^X 
OPERA HOUSE (W. Dayton Wegefartb, mgr.! 
The Three Twins week 27; The Rosary week 
Dec. 4; The Newlyweds week 11; Rollicking 
Shannon week 18. NATIONAL (T. Kelly, mgr. > 
The Two Orphans week 27. CHESTNUT 81. 
THEATRE (Grant Laferty. mgr.) Sag Harbor, 
week 27. HARTS' (J. Harts, mgr.) Brown's 
in Town week 27. WILLIAM PENN (George 
Metier, mgr.) James J. Corbet and his own 
company In a Thief ln the Night week 27. 

mgr.) Sliver Threads Nov. 24: The Rosary 25; 
Margaret Anglln ln Green Stockings 23; Lyman 
J. Howe's Moving Pictures 27. 

HAZLETON.— GRAND (Paul D. Outch, mgr.) 
45 Minutes from Broadway Nov. 20; Margaret 
Anglln in Green Stockings 21; Harry Kelly In 
His Honor tbe Mayor 23. PALACE (Jas. H. & 
Jos. J. Langhran. mgrs.) Lindeman and Lloyd. 
People's and Wagner, Four Bosmary Girls 20-22. 

(J. E. Johnson, mgr.) The Rejuvenation of 
Annt Mary Nov. 28: Tbe Cowboy Girl 29; Bus- 
te r Brow n 30-Dec. 2. 

8UNBTJRY. — THEATRE. Miss Adelaide 
French in Madame X Nov. 21; Three Twins 23: 
45 Minutes from Broadway 25: Murray and 
Mackey Stock Company 27-Dec. 2; The Newly- 
weds 5; The Goose Girl 8. 

mgr.) R, I. Jose Nov. 29: Forty-five Minutes 
From Broadway 30: The Newly Weds Dec. 4; 
The Wolf 5; The Country Boy 7. FAMILY 
(Harry Boylston, mgr.) Creo, Bergcr Sister, 
Cook and Love. Six Merry Youngsters, Walter 
B rewer . Cora Youngblood Corson week 20. 

(D. M. Caufman, mgr.) Fritxl Scheff 22; Baby 
Mine 27; Harry Kelly In His Honor tbe Mayor 
28; Father Vaughn. Lecturer, 29: Tillle's Night 
mare 30: The Three Twins Dee. 2; Concordia 
Minstrels 4-5: Minnie Dupree 6-7: W. M. Farer- 
sham 8. POLI'S (Gordon Wrighter. mgr.) 
Poll's Stock Co. in Wedded and Parted week 
20; The Chorus Lady Dec. 27. LUZEBNE (Leo 
Fernadlni. mgr.) Merry Maidens week 20: Lady 
Buccaneers week 27: Avenue Girls week Dec. 
4^ Darlings of Paris week 11; Imperials week 


R. Matthews, mgr.) Alias Jimmy Valentine 
Nov. 21; Girl of the Golden West (Savage's) 
Dec. 6; Beverly Nov. 30. VICTORIA (G. L. 
Brandtley. mgr.) — Billy Watklns and Williams 
Sisters, Wilson and Doyle. C. Arthur, Hyla 
Aleen. Zara Carmen Troupe week Nov. 20. 


Brown, mgr.) Beverly Nov. 20; Aborn Opera 
Co. 25; Miss Nobody From Starland 29: The 
Girl of the Golden West Dec. 5; Fritxe Scheff 
8; N at Goodw in 9. 

GREENVILLE. — GRAND (B. T. Whitmlre, 
mgr.) Ty Cobb in the College Widow Nov. 20; 
The Girl From Rectors 21: Jesse James 22. 

mgr.) Nat Goodwin week of Dec. 2; The Thief 
week of 2. 


& W. B. Wooten. mgrs.) Dark week Nov. 20: 
May Stewart Dec. 8; .A], G. Field 11; Lyman 
Twins 15. 

JACKSON. — MARLOWE (M. Kahn, mgr.) 
The Newlyweds and Their Baby Nov. 18: Seven 
Days 24; The Stampede 25. ELITE. (Wm. W. 
Cox. mgr.) Vaudeville with Frances Swarta & 
Co. as headltners week 20. 

XNOXVTXLE. — STAUB'S (Frits Staub, mgr.) 
Country Boy 30: Girl from the Golden West Dec. 
1: Ty Cobb's College Widow 2. BIJOU (Corbin 
Shields, mgr.) Goose Girl 27-Dec. 2. 

mgr.) Around the Clock, with Billie Ritchie and 
bis 30 sweet slxtrcn chorus of 30 American 
rosebuds week Nov. 20-25; The Winning Widow 
week 27-Dee. 2. THE VEXDOME <W. A. 
Sheetz. mgr.) Seven Days 20-21; Puccini's Grand 
Opera The Girl of the Golden West Dec. 2; 
Rebecca or Sunnybrook Farm, with Ursula St. 
George 4-7. THE GRAND (George Hickman, 
mgr.) Walter Daniels and Co. in comedy 
sketcb. It Happened Monday Morning: Gns 
Andrews, concertina manipulator; Grace Hoops, 
miniature prima donna; The Musical Millers, the 
world's best musical act: Motion Pictures week 

20- 25. THE FIFTH AVENUE (F. P. Furlong. 
TheLycemn Trio, ln High Life on the Ocean: 
Almo Trio, best In their line: Roblsch and 
Childress, in a Few Moments of Joy: The La 
Soles, novelty, comedy, bar and trampoline act: 
Willlard tbe Jolly tramp; Motion Picturea 
week 20-25. 


Amy, mgr.) Common Law Nov. 20: Anna Held 

21- 22; The Echo 23-24: The Clansmen 25. MA- 
JESTIC (O. F. Gould, mgr.) Four Dancing 
Bells. Chas. Slarvelle, Billy Barrow. Four Klil- 
arney Girls. MeCart and Bradford. Maddern 
and Fltrpatrlck. A. P. Dales' Zoo. Pictures 
week 20:. ORPHEUM (Dalton Bros., mgrst 
Musical Comedy Co. week 20. HAPPY HOUR 
(Dalton Bros., mgr.) Princess Musical Comedy 
Co. wool? 20. 

HTLLSBORO. — DIXIE (Boles & Hnhne. mgrs.) 
Matinee Girl, musical comedy. Nov. 27 and 

(Sid. H. Wels, mgr.) The Echo Nov. 20: Mrs. 
Leslie Carter In Two Women 24-25-. Geo. M. 
Cohan's Get-Rich-Quick Walllngford Dec. 2-3. 

(W. W. Williamson, mgr.) Lion and tbe Mouse 
Nov. ,18; Human Hearts 21; The Thief 25. 


W. Schultz, mgr.) Chicago Glee Club Xov. 28; 
Over Night Dec. 5; The Gamblers Dec. 7; The 
Mikado Dec 14-16. 


SPOKANE. — AUDITORIUM (Chaa. W. ! York, 
mgr.) Tbe Fortune Hunter 19-22; The Spring 
Maid 24-26. ? 


WHEELING. — COURT (Felnler * Moore, 
mgrg.) The Dawn of a Tomorrow 30: Eddie 
Foy Dec. 1-2. APOLLO (H. W. Rogers, mgr.) 
Champaign Girls 27-Dec. 2. 


H. Wilson, mgr.) The Chorus Lady 28; Grace 
Beard 29-Dec. 2. GRAND VAUDEVILI ►: 
THEATRE (Appelby & Johnson, mgrs.) Beat- 
rice Turner, singer; Roy Lindaley. comedian; 
Buckley and Hall, sketch; H. J. Hlbslneo. yod- 
ler; May Collins, character singer, and Walling- 
ford and Hill, Jugglers, 20-25. 

Sargent, mgrs.) George Evans' Honey Boy Min- 
strels 20; Sousa and his Band 21. Aivln and 
Kinney, Costello and Lechrolx, Rock and Pearl, 
and Nadje week 23-30. IDEA (Oscar jj Vollert. 
mgr.) Three Dreamers, Masle Rowlands, Jack 
Fine week 23-30. BIJOU (BUly Smith, mgr.) 
Bridget's Troubles week 23-30. . 


Brooks, mgr.) Tbe Montreal Opera Company 
week Nov. 20-25. ROYAL (O. McBrien, mgr.) 
Tiger Llllles (Western Wheel) .week 20-25; Mlsa 
New York. Jr., week 27-Dec. 2. ORPHEUM "(O. 
F. Driscoll, mgr.) Little Billy. Bernard and 
Weston, Mr. and Mrs. Connelly. Melville and 
Hlggtns. Frank Splssell and Company, - Jen 
Grady and Company, Josephine Davis, Hera 
Brothers week 20-25. PRINCESS (H. C Judge, 
mgr.) Madame X week 20-25; The Piper 27- 
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HOUSE (J. J. Leaner * Sons, mgrs.) May 
Robson in The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary and 
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BT. THOMAS. ONT.— GBAND (J. Forman. 
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The Town Marshal 27; May Robson Dec. 1. 

in The Mummy and tbe Humming Bird- Nov. 28- 

mon, mgr.) The Gamblers Nov. 20-22: The -v" 
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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


Abbott, Ambrose C: Agent Bright Eyes. 
Abrams. J- M. Agent Polly of the Circus. West- 
ern. Co. 

Ackcrman. .C. P.: Mgr. Kibble & Martin's U. T. 

C Western- Co. 
Ackerman. M. P. Mgr. Uncle Tom's Cabin. 
Addison. H. H.: Agent Boster Brown. 
Ainsworth, G. R.: Agent Cowboy Girl. Eastern 

Co.. . 

Alton, Unsay: Agent Girl and the Tramp Co., 

Eastern.. .... 

Alton, Thomas: Agent Checkers. 

Allen. C. G-: Agent Polly of the Circus. Eastern 


Allen, Harry: Mgr. Third DegTee. City Co. 
Allen. Sim: Mgr. Schiller Am.. Co.'s House Next 
Door Co. 

Almdoiph, Wm.: Agent Three Twins, Western 

Co: .. - 

Alward, Harry: Agent Hobt. Mantell Co. 
Andrews, W. A.: Mgr. Beverly, Southern Co. 
Anhalt, Lawrence J.: Mgr. May Irwin Co. 
Ankermnier. Emil: Mgr. Goose Girl. Eastern Co. 
Attebery, George W.: Mgr. Girl of Eagle Ranch. 
Ansklngs, Clarence: Agent Chase-Lister The-, 
atre Co. • 

Bacheldor, A. W-: Mgr. Bayes & Norworth Co. 
Bacon. George. H.: Mgr. Pisk O'Hara Co. 
Baker. Cbas. M.: Mgr. Merry Mary. 
Bankson, Bay: Mgr. Pair of Country Kids. 
Barnes. James R. : Mgr. Every woman. Eastern 

Barnett. R. A.: Mgr. Little Boy Bine. 
Bass. Ben W.: Agent Old Homestead. 
Unstick. Harry S.: Agent His Honor the Mayor. 
Bayard, Henry r Mgr. Coburn Players. 
Beard. George Francis: Agent Fortune Hunter, 

Eastern. Co. - • 

Beck. Edward M.: Mgr. Sheehan English Opera 


Beck. Henry: Mgr. With Edged Tools. 
Becker. Edward: Mgr. Boster Brown; 
Beekerlch. Al.: Mgr. Town Marshal.':; 
Bedwards. W . H. : Adv. Agent Field's Minstrels. 
Bel!.- Archie W.: Agent Love Pirate. 
Benjamin. Paul. R,: Agent Gertmde Hoffman 

Berry, Chas.: Agent Girl In the Taxi 
Bother t. C. G. Agent Elsie Ferguson Co. 
Boyd. James W. : Agent Slack Pattl Musical 

Comedy Co. 
Bradbury. Harry: Agent The Stampede. . 
Braden. Edward A.: Mgr.. Elsie Janis Co. 
Bradrord, Cbas. : Agent Frltzi Schefi* Co. 
Bradford. Walter. Mgr. Gertrude Elliott Co. 
Brandon. Chas.: Agent Cow and the Moon. 
Sreault, J. Albert: Agent The' Thief, Eastern 
■ Co. . 

Brehany. Jack: Agent Paid in Full. 
Brooke. Cbas. H.: Mgr.: County Sheriff. East- 
ern Co. 

Brown-. Frank A.: Mgr.- Gilmor Brown Co. 
Brownlee. J. W.: Mgr. Stetson's U. T. C| Co. 
Brace. Bert B.: Agent Yankee Doodle Boy. 
Brnener. Frederick: Agent Folies Bergere Show. 
Bryant. Harry: Mgr. Girl In the Taxi. Western 

• Bubb. George H.: Mgr. Boyal Slave. 
Bocbblnder, J.: Agent Traveling Salesman, West- 
ern Co. 

Buckley. E. J.: Agent Traveling Salesman. West- 
ern Co. 

Buell. Frank: Agent Spring Maid. Western Co. 
Burton. Percyr Mgr. Forbes Robertson Co. 
Busey. Fred W-: Mgr. Sat C. Goodwin Co. 
Byers. Fred A.: Mgr. Girl and the Tramp, Co. 

Cahn. J.: Mgr. He .and She. 
Cain. M. E. : Agent Across the Pacific. 
Caldwell. A. E. : Agent The Confession Co. 
Callahan. Chas. S.: Agent Beverly, Eastern Co. 
Campbell. John B.: Mgr. White Slave. 
Canny, C. S.r Agent A Pair of Country Kids. 
Canby. A. H.: Agent The Piper. 
^ Casad. Campbell B.: Agent Christie MacDonald 

9k Co. 

■Charles. F. B.: Agent Chocolate Soldier, No. 3. 
BrCuappell, Harry: Mgr. Traveling Salesman, 
^ Western Co. 

Choate. John: Agent Smith ft Sherman's Thelma 

Clancy. E., T. : Agent Excuse, Me. Eastern Co. 
Clansman, Frank, Jr.: Mgr. Way Down East. 
Clarke. Edwin V.z Mgr. Cowboy and the Thief. 
Clifford. John E.: Agent At the Old Cross Boads. 
Clifford. Ed. C: Mgr. Billy S. Clifford Co. 
Cline, J. E.': Mgr. May Stewart Co. 
Cook, Chas. Emerson: Agent Frances Starr Co. 
Coburn. R. EL: Agent Coburn Players. 
Conn. Edwin J.: Mgr. The Ronnd-Dp. 
Colin, Robert J.: Mgr. Son! Kiss. 
Collier, Ernest: Mgr The Traitor. 
Collier. Walter: Mgr. Wm. Collier Co. 
Collins H. D.: Mgr. Dandy Dixie Minstrels. 
Combs." S. W.: Mgr. Girl of My Dreams. 
Conard. Edward: Mer. Field's Minstrels. 
Consadine. D. A.: Mgr. In Old Kentucky. 
Cot-wen. Tom L.i Mgr. Smart Set. Southern Co. 
Cos tan George: Agent Fantasma. 
Court. Ormsby Agent Grace LaBue Co. 
Contts. John F.: Agent _ Newly weds and Their 

Baby. Western Co. 
Cox Walter M.: Mgr. The Family. 
Coxey, Willard D.: Agent Lonls A. Mann Co. 
Coyne. M. C: Agent Madame X. 
Cunningham, Ed.: Agent The Bosary. Southern 


Cm-ran, John: Agent Girl In the Train. 

Curry: D. C: Mgr. Deep Purple. 

Dalton. Carl M-: Mgr. Tilly Olson. 

Davis Glenmore: Agent Valeska Suratt Co. 

Davidson. E. G.: Mgr. Girl In the Train. 

Day. Homer B. : Agent The Traitor. 

Decker. W. W.: Agent Heart Breakers. 

DeCooxsey. Edwin: Mgr. The Bosary, Coast Co. 

Deleney. Eddie Mgr. Sis Perkins. 

Defanore. Lew: Mgr. Reno's Southern Human 

Hearts Co. 
DeMitt Joseph: Mgr. Checkers. 
DeMuth. H. C: Mgr. Thais. 
Denny. H Bernard: Agent He and Sbee 
Severe, George M.: Agent In Old Kentucky. 
Devlin. J. I.: Agent Heart of Chicago. 
Dick, Georee I*.: Mgr. Yankee Doodle Boy. 
DIcksoa, Geo. A.: Mgr. The Stampede. 
Dickson. J. B.: Mgr. Over Night. No. 2. 
Dtrmas. H. C: Mgr. Smart Set.' 
Dolan. Edw. J.: Agent The Bosary, No. 2. 
Donazetta. I». K.; Mgr. Thos. E. Shea Co. 
Donoghue. Chas.: Mgr. Miss Nobody from Star- 

land. „ 
Dotson. Alfred L_: Agent Country Boy. Co. A. 
Duchemm. A. A.: Agent Wm. Hawtrey Co. 
Dnggan. Walter S. Agent Bock of Ages. 
Edes George: iier. Excuse Me. Eastern Co. 
Edmonton. Joe: Agent GM In the Taxi. 
Edmunds. Ralph: Mgr. Minnie Dnpree Co. 
Boson E. C: Agent Ethel Barrymore Co. 
Elliott. Will N. Agent Plohn's Western Girl 

from" Rector's Co. 
Ellsworth. Lee D.: Mgr. Girl of the Streets. 
Ely. Ernest: Agent White Slave. 
Emerson, Wm. D. : Mgr. Heart of Chicago. 

Emery. H. Q.: Mgr. The Thief. Western Co. 
English. Harry: Agent Cowboy and the Thief. 
Estes. Frank J.: Mgr. Indiana Folks, Western 

Evans. Maurice J.: Mgr. Frltzl Scbefl" Co. ' 
Everet. Edward: Agent Al. H. Wilson Co. 
Farrar, Herbert: Mgr. Billy the Kid. 
Farrell, Frank F.: Mgr. Missouri Girl. Eastern 

Farnum. Walter C.:. Mgr. Marlon Warde Co. 
Fields, Chas.: Mgr. The Henpecks. 
Fisher, John C: Mgr. Bed Bose. 
Fisher, John C: Mgr. Pink Lady. Road Co. 
Fisher, Richard R.: Agent Thurston, Magician. 
FitzGerald. Gerald: Agent Bailey & Austin Co. 
FitzGerald. Harry: Mgr. Bailey & Austin Co. 
Flack, W. E. : Agent Alma, Where Do Yon 

Fleck. Fred: Mgr. Dust In & Wm. Farnufti Co. 
Florida. George A. Agent Winning Widow. 
Floyd. Walter: Agent Three Romeos. 
Fontaine, Wm. E.: Mgr. May Robson Co. 
Forbes. J. w.: Agent When Knighthood Was 

- in Flower. - 

Forrest, James P.: Agent Forty-five Minutes 

from Broadway. 
Frank. Wm.: Mgr. Ethel Barrymore Co. 
Free, J. Martin: Agent Smart Set. Southern Co. 
Fulton, Harry S.: Agent Elsie Janls Co. - 
Fullwood. W. H-: Agent Seven Days, Coast Co. 
Gale, Howard: Agent Thais. 
Gallagher. L. L.: Mgr. Wm. Faversham Co. 
Garfield B. M. : Mgr. Candy Girl. 
Giffen, R. L.: Agent Wm. Faversham Co. 
Gllmore, John: Agent Gaskell ft MacVitty's 

- Rosary Co. 

Glennon. John: Agent Sweetest Girl In Paris. 
Glick, Jos. B. : Mgr. Holbrook Blinn Co. 
GlJcfcanf, Herbert W.: Agent Madame Sherry. 
Co. C. 

Goett. George: Mgr. Let. George Do It. 

Goettler, Al.: Mgr. Girl r Love. 

Goettler, Chas. A.: Mgr. Sweetest Girl in Paris. 

Goidaine, M. S.: Mgr. The Bosary,. Western Co. 

Goodfriend.-S. : 'Agent Chas. Cherry Co. 

Goodhue. Willis Maxwell; Agent Chauncey 01- 
cott Co. : ■ 

Gordon, J. Gilbert: Agent Thos. Jefferson Co. 

Gordon, George: Agent Servant In the House. 

Gorman. W. E. Agent Deep Purple. 

Gorman. Arthur: Agent Sat C. Goodwin Co. 

Grady. Hngh: .'Mgr. Excuse Me. .Eastern Co. 

Grenell. Fred T. : Agent Billy B.. Van Co. 

Green, Harry: Agent- Third Degree. City Co. 

Green. Harry: Mer. Ell and Jane Co. 

Greenbnrg, ; E. : -Mgr. Traveling- Salesman, West- 
ern Co. ■ : . 

Greet, Maurice: Mgr. Robert Hillfard Co. 

Hale. Wm.: Mgr. Helen Ware Co. 

Hambergi Alfred P.: Mgr. Lonls A. Mann Co. 

Hnmmll. D. T.: Agent Heart of Chicago. 

TIammett. Melville: Mgr. Frances Starr Co. 

Hirlan. Balfe: Mgr. Over Night, No. 2. 

Harmon. Victor: Mgr. Pinafore. 

Klhcald, Bert W.: Agent Beverly. Southern 

King. Fred: Mgr. The Gamblers, Original Co. 
Klntzlng, Frank' T.: Mgr. His Honor the Mayor. 
Klives, Otto: Mgr. Heart Breakers. 
Kohi*. Ralph: Mgr. Marguerite. Sylva Co. 
Lake. Warren P.: Agent Girl I "Love. 
Lambert. Harry: Agent Seven Days, Eastern 

LaMarr. Arthur: Agent Blue Mouse. 
Lang. B. E.: Mgr. Juvenile Bostonians. 
Langley, Frank C: Mgr. Never Homes. 
Lawrence. C. F. : Mgr. Billy B. Van Co. 
Leavltt. L. S.: Mgr. Newly weds and Their Baby, 
Eastern Co. 

Leffler, George: Agent Goose Girl, Eastern Co.' 

Lemle. Wm. : Mgr. Bock of Ages. 

Lemp, Herman: Agent Paul Gllmore Col 

Lester. Ed. H.: Mgr. Plohn's Western ' Girl 
from Sector's Co. 

Levy. Abe: Agent Naughty Marietta. 

Llebler. Paul H. : Mgr. Walker Whiteside Co. 

Link. Henry W.: Mgr. Fatty Felix. 

Little. E. H.: Agent Billy the Kid. 

Livingston, J. H.: Mgr. Salvation Nell. 

Livingston. C. H.: Mgr. Newly weds and Their 
Baby; Eastern. 

Lohman. Al. E.: Mgr. Mrs. Wiggs of the Cab- 
bage Patch. 

Long. Robert Edgar: Agent Mother, No. 1. 

Lorraine. Fred: Agent Firing Line: 

Lothian. Chas. : Mgr. Elsie Ferguson Co. 

Lotto. Arthnr A;: Agent Minnie Dnpree Co. 

Lovick. Chas. B.: Agent Beauty and the Bank- 

Luce. M. F.: Agent Uncle Tom's Cabin: 
Lyall. Dafrell H.: Mgr. At Sunrise. 
Mack. Daniel W.: Mgr. Three Twins. 
Mackay. Andrew: Mgr. Bose Melville .Co. 
Mackenzie, Archie: Mgr. The Gamblers, South- 
ern Co. 

Madden.. Richard: Mgr. Fortune Hunter, East- 
. em Co. 

MacDonald. W. D. : Mgr. Man Between. 
MacMahon,- Henry: Agent Pomander Walk. 
Maclntyre. George D.: Mgr. Grace George Co. 
-Macauley J. T.: Mgr. Schiller Am. Co.'s Hou«e 
Next Door. 

Mack. Harvey: Mgr. Servant In the House. 
Mansfield. E. W.: Mgr. Robt. Efleson Co. 
Marble,- W: H.: Agent Bejuvenation of Ann* 

Martinenn. Frank W.: Agent The Bound-Dp. 
Marks. Chas.: Acen. Bayes & Norworth Co. 
Marks. Tod D.: Mgr. Charlotte Walker Co. 
Mam-Ice. S. J. : Agent Tim Mnrphy Co. 
Maxwell. E. F.: Mgr. Cow and the Moon. 

Leon : Mgr. Soring Maid. Western Co. 
McCallnm. Al. J.: Mgr. Brandon's Lena Rivers 

MeCIIntock. Chas.: Agent Way Down East. 
><v-01nre. .T. J.: Agent The Rosary, No. I. 
McCnen,' Chas.: Agent Flirting Princess. 


Cor representation In this list, fill ont blank. 


Manager of 

(Name of Attraction). 

Agent of 

(Name of Attraction). 

Harris. L. L.: Mgr. Daniel .Boone on the Trail. 
Haskell. Gilman: Mgr. Gertrude Hoffman Co. 
Hasson, E. J.: Agent Over Night, No. S.- 
Hayes, Chas. Agent The Gamblers, Original Co. 
Haynes, D. W.: Agent Viola Allen Co. 
Hellman, Dave: Agent The Wolf. Coast Co. 
Herrick, Howard: Agent Marie Dressier Co. 
Hewitt, J. H.: Agent Brewster's Millions. 
Herman, A. W-: Mgr. School Days. 
Hexter. Wm.: Agent Aborn English Grand Op- 
era Co. 

HJnton, George Frederfer Mgr. Richard Carle 


Hodge, O. F.: Mgr. Dockstader's Minstrels. 
Hodgeman, Thomas: Mgr. Madame X. 
Hogan J. B. : - Mgr. Paid-in Fall. 
Hogarty. John E. : Agent Wm. Collier Co. 
Holland. Frank: Mgr. Al. H. Wilson Co. 
Hollingswortb, Frank: Agent Three Twins. 
Hope, John V. : Mgr. Girl in - the Taxi. 
Hopper.- Geo. F.: Mgr. -Ward & : Vokes Co. 
Houghton.' -Arthnr: -Mgr. Montgomery & Stone 

Co. - ■- 

Houston. Chester: Mgr. Louisiana Lou. 
Howe. -Ben: Mgr. Daniel Boone on the Trail. 
Huffman, Erwin:. Agent Salvation Nell. 
Hughes, Chas.: Agent -Flirting Princess. 
Hushes, T. E.:-. Agent Daniel Boone on - the 

Trail.- Central - Co. 
Hnnt,- Geo. «.: Agent Bichard Carle Co. 
Hurst, Frank: Mgr. The Rosary. Southern Co. 
Hntton. Col; James: Agent Girl of the Golden 


Hyde. Clarence: Agent Pink Lady, Road Co. 
Isaac Jake: Mgr. -Girl In the Taxi. Eastern Co. 
Jackson: E. M.: Agent As Told in the Hills. 
Jackson, H- J.: Mgr. Beulah Poynter Co. 
Jackson, S. A.: Mgr. Paul Gllmore Co. 
Oacobson, Clarence: Mgr. Country Boy,. Co. A. 
Jacobson. Ed- : Agent Jim. The Penman. 
Jameson, J. D.: Agent County Sheriff, Western 

Jenkins, M. C: Mgr. County .Sheriff, Western 
Co. - 

Johnstone. G. D.: Agent Beulah Poynter Co. 
Jones. George E.: Mgr. Missouri Girl. Central 

Jones.- Jack: Mgr; Thurston, Magician. 
Jones, E. C. : Mgr. -King of Tramps. 
Jordan. F. W.: Agent Grace George Co. 
Joyce. M. J.: Agent Smart Set. 
Kavanangh, C. V. : Mgr. The Campus. 
Keene. L.: Agent Chocolate Soldier. No I. 
Kellogg, Palmer: Agent County Sheriff, Eastern 

Co. ' 
Kellar, J. F.: Agent Sis Perkins. 
Kelly, Edward J.: Agent The Virginian. 
Kelly. Perry J. Mgr. Doctor De Lnxe. 
Kendall, Edward Agent Bonita Co. 
Kenegy. Frank: Agent Two Merrv Tramps. 
Keogh, Chas. W-: Mgr. Mother No. 2. 
Kibble. Wm.: Mgr. Kibble & Martin's D. T. C. 

Eastern Co. 
Kilroy, Will: Mgr. Millionaire Kid. 

McDnwell. Robert: Agent Mrs. Wiggs of the 
Cabbage Patch. 

McDonald. George E.: Mgr. Boy Detective. " • 

McDowell, Edward N.: Mgr. The Gamblers. 
Western Co." 

MeFnrland. E. A.: Mgr. LuIu'Glaser Co. 

McFarland. R. W.: Mgr. '.Christie MacDonald 
Co. • 

MeGlue. James A.: Agent McFadden's Flats. 

McGrath. E. V.: Gen. Agent Cotton Blossom 
Floating Theatre. 

McKay. Frederick: Mgr. Blanche Ring Co. 

McKInney. Chas. H.: Mgr. Third Degree. West- 
ern Co. 

McLaln. w. F.: Agent Flske O'Hara Co. 
McMahon, John: Agent The Gamblers, ' Western 

McVenn Sherman: Mgr. Light Eternal. 
Meek. Fred: Mgr. Girl of the . Golden West. 
Meakins, Chas. W.: Agent The Campus. 
Menzel. Wm. : Mgr. The Campus. 
Mercer. R. J.: Agent Chorus Lady. 
Messenger. Walter: Agent Girl In the Taxi. 

Western Co. 
Metzger. Frank: Agent Whirl of Death. 
Michael. James: Mgr. Wm. Hawtrey Co. 
Mlddleton. M. T.: Agent Seven Days. Astor Co. 
Miller, George H. : Mgr. Naughty Marietta. 
Mills. Chas. B.: Mgr. Our Village Postmaster. 
Mitchell, S. A.: Mgr. Indiana Folks, Eastern 

Co. - - 

Moxon. Wm. H.: Agent Checkers. 
Morose. J. A.: Mgr. Cathrine Countlss Co. 
Morrow. Tom: Agent Dandy Dixie Minstrels. 
Morse. Frank E.: Agent Cathrine Conntiss Co. 
Mott. Samuel C: Agent Traveling Salesman. 
Moore, James B. : Mgr. Seven Days, Eastern Co. 
Moore. John: Mgr. Seven Days. Coast Co. 
Moore. Foster: Agent Cat and the Fiddle. 
Montague, John: Agent Girl In the Taxi, East- 

em Co. 

Morris. James: Mer. Parisian Beauties. 
Morrison. H. A. Mer. Chorus Lady. 
Morton, Wade: Agent Sonl Kiss. 
Moxley George: Agent The Round Up. 
Muenster. Wm.: Mgr. James K. Haekett Co. • 
Mulligan.. Thos.: Agent Mutt & Jeff. 
Mnnro. Wallace: Agent Blanche Bates Co. 
Murphy, Myles: Agent Girl of the Golden West. 
Murray, George H.: Agent Montgomery St Stone 

Myers. Harry: Mgr. Girl of the Mountains. 
Myers. Samuel: Mgr. Flirting Princess. 
Namack. Thos: Agent Mande Adams Co 
Nasher. Matt: Agent Thos. E. Shea Co. 
Nlemeyer, H. H.: Agent James K. Haekett Co. 
Nelms. L. A.: Mgr. Brewster's Millions. 
Newman. H. C: Agent Lion and the Mouse. 

Southern Co. 
Nichols. E. M-: Agent In Wyoming. 
Niven. Philip H.: Mgr. Three Twins. 
North, Tom: Agent Let George Do It. 
Norton. Will D.: Mgr. McFadden's Flats. 
Nye, Ben H.: Agent Witching Hour. 

Obec, Richard: Mgr. Jim; • the Penman 
0"Bricn. Branch: Agent Walker Whiteside Co 
Osborne. John J.: Mgr.' Chauncey Okott Co 
Ottmann, H. I.: Mgr. The Piper.' ■ 
Page, Will A.: Agent Eddie Foy CO; "' 
Palser. James -H.: Mgr. The Virginian 
Parker, Clarence J).: Agent Beauty Spot: 
Parvin, Lee: Agent Third Degree. Western Co 
Patton, Frank G.: Mgr. In Wyoming. ■ 
Payne, Wm. Louis: Mgr. Mrs. Leslie Carter Co 
Pearsall. John T. : Mgr. The Confession Co 
Peede, J. G.: Mgr. Chas. Cherry Co. 
Peel. Norman: Agent In Old Kentucky 
Pcltret. John L.: Agent Helen Ware -Co ■ 
Peunypaeker, Henry: Agent Alma, Where n« 

You Live? No. 2 Co. V" 
Perley. Frank: Mgr. The Commuters. 
Phillips, Maury. L.: Mgr. Beauty Spot. 
Phillips, Chas.: Agent Charlotte Walker Co 
Plerson. Henry: Mgr. Henry Woodruff Co "' 
Pierre. J. J.: Mgr. Julian Eltlnge Co. 
Poiack, J. W. J.: Mgr. -Isle of Smiles. 
Pond. L. E.: Mgr. Gaskell & MacVitty's Ro. 

sary Co. . 
Porter. H. R. : Mgr. Fighting Parson. 
Ponpe, Harry H. : Mgr. Goose Girl, Central 

Posncr, Dave: Mgr. Winning Widow. 

Powers. A. A.: Mgr. Rowland & Gaskell's House 

Next Door Co. . . 

Powers. Howard: Mgr. Around the Clock 
Pray. Roland C: Agent Dawn of a Tomorrow 
Price. E. D.: Agent Robert Hilllard Co. * 
Proctor. Wm. : Agent Sliver Threads. 
Prondlove, James D. : Mgr. Jack Bessev's Hlck- 

i- raan-Bessey Co. . - . V , ' 

[Purily, Dr.: George: Agent Bohemian Girl 
Quinn. Vincent J.: Agent Missouri Girl. West- 
ern Co.- , - . 

; Radford. C B. : Mgr. Rosalind at Bed Gate. 

iRaynor. W. E.: Agent Cow and the Moon. 
Ray, Whltaker:. Agent The Commuters 

,Beichelt. Fred: Mgr. Pony or tie Circus', West- 

i era Co. 

| Beichenbach. Harry: Agent The Gamblers, East- 
i era Co. 

'Reis. Louis: Mer Hans Hanson Co. 

i Rice, Edward W. : Agent Light Eternal. 

Rice, E". L..- Agent At the Mercy of Tiberius 

Rice. Myron B.: Mgr. Viola Allen Co. 

Richards. Diet: Agent Lswrance D'Orsay Co 

Richards, Chas.: Mgr. Three Romeos. 

Ridings; H. J. : Mgr. Even-woman, Eastern Co. 

Riddell. Robert: Agent Town Marshal. 

Riley. Lee: Agent Red" Rose. 

Rlth. Joe: Mgr. Missouri Girt. Western Co. 

Rivers. Joe: Agent Ward & Votes Co. 

Root, A. E.: Mgr. Chocolate Soldier. No 2. 

Ribey Howard C: Agent Louise Gunning Co. 

Rodel. R. A'.: Mgr. Reinvenatlon or Aunt Mary 

Roddy. Win.: Mgr. Excuse Me. Eastern Co. 

Ross. Wilson S.: Mgr. The Concert. 

Ross. Fred: Mgr. Madame Sherry, Co. C". 

Roscoe. W. A.: Agent Keyes Stock Oh. 

Rosenhaum: Edw.: Mgr. Follies of 1911. 

Rosenbaum. Xr:. Edw.: Agent Follies of mil. 

Rosenthal. J. J.: Agent Julian Eltlnge Co. 

Rosenhaum. V'm, A.: Mgr. Thos. Jefferson Co. 

R-wland. Jr.. Edw. W. : Mgr. The Rosary. So. 

Sage. Percy: Mer. Seven Days. Astor Co. 
Sagerson. F. P.: Mgr. At the Merer of Tibe- 

Salisbury. Chas. P:: Agent Pinafore. 
Sammls. George W.: Agent Lu)n Glaser Co. 
Sampson. Roy W".: Mgr. Indian's Secret. 

Saunders. T. B.: Mgr. Tim Mnrn^y Co. 
Sanders. J. A.: Agent Sheehan English Opr-'a 

Sciuitz. Eugene: Mgr. Everywoman, Western Co. 
S»vm"nr. r»n^l<l; Mgr. Tion't Li*- to Yonr Wire. 
Shannon. Mike: Agent Queens of the Folies Ber- 

Shaniro. A. n.: Mgr. ^onits Co. 

S'law, C. A.: Msr. Traveling 

Sh»w. J. p.: Mgr. Grace Lb Rue Co. 

Shaw, E: D:: Mgr. Old Homestead. 

Shatters. Fr->nk B.: Mgr. Get-Rich-Quick Wal- 

lingford. Western Co. 
Rhea Dnnlel- V~r. Fv»ns' M!"«trels. 
Sherwood,. Col. W. H.: Agent Rose MelrlDe Co. 
Shipman. Ernest: Mer. Lawrance D'Ors.iv 
Shoemaker. Jack: Mg«\ M"<lsme Sherry, C). A. 
Simons, Bob: Agent The Rosary. 
Slmmonds. .Edward: Mgr. Aborn English Grin4 

Opera Co. 

SImnsnn. Ben F.: Agent Rowland ft Gaskell's 

House Next Door. 
Slevln. L. -J.: Mgr. Beverly, Eastern Co. 
Sloan Harry: Agent Over Night. No. 2. ' 
Slocnm, John P: Mgr. -Margnerita Sylva On • 
Smith. H. E.: Agent The Gamblers, Sauliiern 


Smith, Matt: Mgr. The Hen Pecks. 

Smith. Merle E. : Mgr. The Rosary No. 2. 

Smith. Tester A.: Agent Fighting Parson. 

Smith, Howard: Mgr. Rnbt. Mantell Co. 

Smith, Wm. N. : Mgr. DeAnnond Sisters Slock 
Co. ... 

Snyder.. Harry: Agent Third D»er»e. Western 

Spencer. A. J.: Mgr. Wm. Hodge Co. 

Spellman, Harry J.: Agent Girl or the Moun- 

Spaeth. Wm.: Mgr. The Gamblers. Ens'eri Co. 
Sparks. Wm. K.: Mgr. When Knighthood Ws« 
In Flower. 

Sneckenherger. John M. : Mgr. Quaker Girl. 
Stacy. George E.: Agent Blanche Ring Co. 
Stahler. H. E. : Agent Paul. Gllmore Co. 
Standtsh. Clifford: Mgr. Henrietta Crosmsn 

Stanford, Wm.: Mgr. German Gentleman. 
Stanley. J. W.: Agent* Wife Decides. 
Stair. Frank: Mgr. St. Elmo. — 
Stern. Morton M. : Agent Merry Mary. 
Stephenson, Fred: Agent Dockstader's Min- 

Stinnett. R. J.': Mot. Dawn of a Tomorrow. 
Stokes. K. K. : Mer. Remitr nod the Banker. 
Stout. John: Mgr. Madame Sherry. 
Strakosch. Chas. G.: Mgr. Marie Dressier Co. 
Strauss; Harry: Mgr. Lndy Pnceaneers. 
stronnch Jr.. John: Mgr. Cow and the Moon. 
Stuart. Frank A.: Agent Millionaire Kid. 
Stnrges, Chas R.: Agent Evans' Minstrels. 
Sullivan, George A.: Mgr. The Thief, Eastern 

Superior. Harry: Agent Get-RIch-Qnick Walllng- 

rord. Western Co. 
Sutherland. J. C: Mgr. Firing Line. 
Swan, Frank M.: Agent Yankee Doodle Stock 

Co - 

Thsll, Charles Mark: Agent Henry Woodruff 

Tlsdnle. Wm. G.: Mgr. Chocolate Soldier No. 3. 
Toohey. John P.: Agent The Henpecks. 
Van Vnlkenberg. D. : Press Agent Field's Min- 

Vetter. J. K.: Mgr. Two Merry Tramps. 
Vlon, Joa. F.: Mgr. Alma, Where Do Yon Live! 
No. 2 Co. 

Voelckel. R. : Mgr. Black Pattl Musical Com- 
edy Co. 

Wade. F. A.: Mgr. Three Twins. Western Co. 
Wagner. N. C: Agent Vnhv Mine. No. S. 
Waggoner. Rod: Agent Madame Sherry, Co. A- 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


w-»lker Harrr J.: Mgr. Blanche Bates Co. 
«•. ]»":. S: Mgr. Wife Decides. 
Wa SsJ, Ed.: Agent Man Between. ^ 
Waters, George D.: Mgr. MyCinderella Girl 
Warren B. A°: Agent Silver Threads. 
K Z'rn 1 n.: Agent St. Elmo. 
WMnK: Leon : Mgrf Stetson's U. T. C. Co. 
Walsh. Townsend: Agent Kverywoman, Eastern 

Wheeler. Will O.: Agent Win. Hodge Co. 
Whittler. H II-: Mgr. Cowboy Girl. Northern 

WhUbeck. Prank: Mgr. George' Sidney Co. 
Whlttomlale. James: Mgr. Polly of the Clrcns. 

WWte.T Louis: Mgr. Eddie Foy Co. 
Williams. Leon: Mgr. At the Old Cross Boads. 
W 1 ams C. K.: Agent tie Family. 
" w l ams Arthur G.: -Agent Girl of My Dreams 
c""«. A.: MgV. Mutt & Jeff Co. B 
Wlllard. I.. R.: Mgr. Jefferson DeAngells Co. 
Wllk. Jacob: Agent Mother. No. 2. 
Wllkens Will L. : Agent Newlyweds and Their 

'Baby, Eastern „ . 

Wilson Kiwi P-: Mgr. Fantasma. 
Wilson. Chas. B.: Mgr. Hoskln's Cowboy Girl 

WHson. Eugene F.: Mgr. John Mason Co. 
Wilson. Clint: Mgr. Mutt * Jeff. 
Wilson. Chas. ».: M«r. Baby Mine. No. 3. 
WUstaeh. P. J.: Agent Win. Kavorsham Co. 
Winn J.: Agent Mntt & Jeff. Co. B. 
Wlndish. A.: Agent Rosalind at Rcil Gate. 
WInrhell. Henry H.: Mgr. Bohemian Girl. 
Wire, Svdney: Agent Painting the Town. 
Wise. M.: Mgr. Sam, Bernard Co. 
Woods. A. J.: Mgr. Tempest A Sunshine. 
WooUolk. W. W.: Mgr. Across the Pacific. 
Wodctskv Jules C: Agent Parisian Beauties 
Wotherspoon, George: Agent Mrs. Leslie Cac- 

Wrlrtt. 'Fred Mgr. Blue Mouse. 
Wright. Wm. H.: Agent Girl of the Golden 

Wueri/dias. Mgr. Bright Eyes. 

Wylle Gus. Mgr. Daniel Boone on the Trail. 

Young. Clins. n.: Agent Schiller Am. Co 

nonse Next Door Co. 
Toting. Henry L. : Mgr. Alma. Where Do Yon 


Zimmerman. John H.: Mgr. Chocolate Soldier, 
Zwettei, Fred R.: .Mgr. Louise Gunning Co. 



Americans, Rrank Abbott, mgr.: (Dewey) Mln 

ncapolis, 27-Dec. 2: (Star) St. Paul. 4-9. 
Big Review. Henry P. Dixon, mgr.: (Lafayette) 

Buffalo. 27-Dec. 2; (Avenue) Detroit. 4-9. 
Bohemians. Al. Lnbln. mgr.: (Calumet) Chi 

cago, 27-Dec. 2; (Star) Cleveland, 4-». 
Broadway Gaiety Girls, James Weedon. mgr.: 

(Star) Milwaukee, 27-Dec. 2; (Dewey) Min 

neapolis, 4-9. „ 
Century Girls, Morris Walnstock. mgr.: (Ccn 

tury) Kansas City. 27-Dec. 2; (Standard) St. 

Louis, 4-9. ,„ 
Cherry Blossoms, Max Armstrong, mgr.: (Em 

pire) Chicago, 27-Dcc. 2; (Star) Milwaukee 


Cozy Corner Girls, Lew Watson, mgr.: (Eighth 
Ave.) N. Y. C. 27-Dec. 2; (Bronx) N. 1. 
i\, 4-9. 

DaffvdilR. Art II. Moeller, mgr.: (Casino) Brook- 
lyn, 27-Dec. '2; (Bowery) N. Y. C, 4-9. 

Darlings of Paris, Chas. Taylor, mgr.: (Monti 
mental) Baltimore. 27-Dec. 2: (Empire) 
Phila., 4-9. 

Ducklings. Frank Calder. mgr.: (Avenue) De- 
troit, 27-Dec. 2; (Folly) Chicago, 4-9. 

Follies of the Day. Barney Gerard, mgr.: (Buck 
inghani) Louisville, 27-Dec. 2: (People's) Cin- 
cinnati, 4-9. 

Gay Widows, Louis J. Oberworth, mgr.: (Cooke's 
O. n.) Rochester, 27-Dec. 2; (Lafayette) Buf- 
falo. 4-9. 

Girls from Missouri. Louis Talbot, mgr.: (Star) 
St. Paul. 27-Doc. 2; (Krue) Omaha. Neb.. 4-9. 

Girls from Reno. James Madison, mgr.: 
(Academy) Pittsburg. 27-Dec. 2; {Cambrlai 
Johnstown. 4: (Mlshler) Altoona. 5: (Ma- 
jestic) Uarrlsburg. 0: (Academy) Reading. 7: 
(Lyric) Allentown. 8: (Washburn) Chester. 

High School Girls, Alex Gorman, mgr.: (Krug) 

Omaha. 27-Dcc. 2: (Century) Kansas City. 

Meals, Sam Roblsson, mgr.: (Majestic) Har- 

risburg, 29; (Academy) Beading, 30; (Lyric) 
Allentown. Dec. 1: (Washburn) Chester, 2: 
(Lyceum) . Washington, 4-9. 
Imperials. Sam Williams, mgr.: (Lyceum) 
Washington. 27-Dec. 2; (Monumental) Balti- 
more. 4-9. 

Jarilln de Paris Girls. Burt Kendrlck. mgr.: 
(Star) Cleveland, 27-Dcc. 2: (Academy) Pitts- 
burg, 4-9, 

Kentucky Belles, Toddv- Simonds. mgr.: (Bow- 
•■r.v) N. Y. C. 27-De'c. 2; (Troeadero) Phlla.. 


Lady Buccaneers, narry M. Stronse, mgr.:- (Lu- 
lerne) Wilkei-Barre, 27-Dec. 2: (Columbia) 
Scranton, 4-9. 

Merry Burlesquers, Joe Leavltt. mgr.: (Bon- 
Ton) Jersey City. 27-Dec. 2; (Howard) Boston, 

Mi-rry Maldons. Edw. Shafer. mgr.: (Columbia) 
Scranton. 27-Dec. 2; (Eighth Ave.) N. Y. 
C. 4-9. 

Miss New York, Jr.. Wm. Fcnnessy. mgr.: 
jKoyal) Montreal, 27-Dcc. 2: (Star) Toronto. 

Moulin Rouge. Joe Pine, mgr.: (Troeadero) 
Phila.. 27-Dec. 2: (Bon-Ton) Jersey City. 4-9. 

Pacemakers, R. E. Patton, mgr.: (Empire) 
Brooklyn, 27-Dec. 2; (Casino) Brooklyn, 4-9.' 

Vtiecns of ithe: Folios .Bergerc.. Cennlban & 
Shannon, mgrs.: (Empire) Phila.. 27-Dec. 2: 
(Luzerne) Wllkes-Barrc.. 4-9. 

som Drvere Show Robt, Gordon, mgr.: (How- 
ard) Boston, 27-Dec. 2; (Royal) Montreal, 

Slur Show Girls, John T. Baker, mgr.: (Stand- 
«nl) St. Lonis, 27-Dec. 2: (Empire) Indian- 
apolis. 4-9. 

Heir Lilies. D. R. Williamson, mgr.: (Star) 
Toronto. 27-Dec. 2; (Cook's 0. n.) Rochester. 

Watson', Burlesquers, W. B. Watson, mgr.: 
(People's) Cincinnati, 27-Dec. 2; (Empire) 
• jiirago, 4-9. 

Whirl of Mirth. 'Louis Stark, mgr.: (Bronx) N. 
Y. C, 27-Dec. 2; (Empire) Brooklyn, 4-9. 

White's, Pat. Gaiety Girls. Walter Greeves. 
nurr.: (Folly) Chicago, 27-Dec. 2; (Star) 
Lnlcngo. 4-9. 

lanken Doodle Glrla, Sol Myers, mgr.: (Em- 
pire) Indianapolis. 27-Dec. 2: (Buckingham) 

"IJah's Own Show, W. 0. Cameron, mgr.: 
(Star) Chicago, 27-Dec. 2; (Calumet) Chicago. 


Behuian Show, Jack Singer, mgr.: (Empire) 
Albany, 2T-29: (Mohawk) Schenectady, 30-Dec. 
2: (Gayety) Brooklyn, 4-8. 

Belles of the Boulevard, Fred McAleer. mgr.: 
(Gayety) Omaha, 27-Dec. 1; (Gayety) Kan- 
sas City, 4-9. 

Big Banner Show. Gallagher & Shean, mgrs.: 
(Corinthian) Rochester, 27-Dec. 2; (Hohawkj 
Schenectady, 4-0; (Empire) Albany, 7-9. 

Big Gaiety Show, Alex. Miller, mgr.: (Gayety) 
Phlla., 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) Baltimore. 4-9. 

Bon-Tons, Jesse Burns, mgr.: (Hnrtig & Sea- 
mon's) N. Y. C, 27-Dec. 2: (Murray Hill) 
N. Y. C, 4-9. 

Bowery Burlesquers, E. M. Rosenthal, mgr.: 
(Empire) Hoboken, 27-Dec. 2; (Hurtig A Sea- 
mon's) N. Y. 0., 4-9. 

College Girls. Chas. Foreman, mgr.: (Colum- 
bia) N. Y. C, 27-Dcc. 2; (Gayety) Phila.. 4 

Columbia Burlesquers. Frank Logan, mgr.: 
(Casino) Phlla.. 27-Dec. 2; (Star) Brooklyn. 

Cracker Jacks, Harry Leon!, mgr.: (Murray 
Hill) N. Y. C, 27-Dec. 2; (Gilmore) Spring 
field. 4-6; (Franklin Square) Worcester. 7-9. 

Dreamland Burlesquers, Iss} Grodz, mgr.: (Gil- 
more) Springfield, 27-29; (Franklin Square) 
Worcester, 30-Dec. 2; (Westminster) Provi 
dence, 4-9. 

Ginger Girls. Geo. H. Harris, mgr.: (Olympic i 
N. Y. C. 27-Dec. 2: (Casino) Phlla.. 4-9. 

Girls from Happyland. Ed. W. Cblpman. mgr.: 
(Gayety) Milwaukee, 27-Dec. 2; (Gayety) 
Minneapolis. 4-9. 

Golden Crook. James Fulton, mgr.: (Westmin 
ster) Providence. 27-Dec. 2; (Casino) Bos- 
ton. 4-9. 

Basting's, Harry, Show: (Gayety) Minneapolis, 
2T-Deo. 2; (Columbia) St. Paul, 4-9. 

Honeymoon Girls, Al. Rich Co., mgrs.: (Gayety) 
Brooklyn, 27-Dec. 2; (Olympic) N. Y. C. 

Jersey Lilies. Wm. Jennings, mgr.: (Gayety) 
Detroit, 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) Toronto. 4-9. 

Knickerbockers. Louis Roble. mgr.: (Standard) 
Cincinnati. 27-Dcc. 2; (Columbia) Chicago, 4- 

Love Makers'. Dave Guran. mgr.: (Gayety) 
isville. 27-Dec. 2: (Standard) Cincinnati. 4 9. 

Merry Whirl. Louis Epstein, mgr.: (Star) 
Brooklyn, 27-Dec. 2; (Gayetv) Newark, 4-9. 

Midnight Maidens, Wm. S. Clark, mgr.: (Mo 
hawk) Schenectady. 27-29: (Empire) Albany 
30-Dec. 2: Lay-off at Boston. 4-9. 

Painting the Town. Jack Singer, mgr.: (Gay- 
ety) Baltimore, 27-Dec. 2; (Gayety) Boston. 

Passing Parade. Moe Messing, mgr.: (Columbia) 

Chicago. 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) Milwaukee. 4-9. 
Queen of Bohemia. Phil. Isaac, mgr.: (Gayetv) 

Boston. 27-Dec. 2; (Empire) Albany. 4-G; 

(Mohawk) Schenectady, 7-9. 
Queens of the Jardin de Paris. Joe Howard 

mgr.: (Empire) Cleveland, 27-Dec. 2; (Empire) 

Toledo, 4-9. 

Reeves'. Al., Beauty Show (Gayety) Toronto, 

27-Dec. 2: (Garden) Buffalo. 4-9. 
Robinson Crusoe Girls, Ed. Davidson, mgr.: 

(Gayetv) St. Louis. 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) 

Louisville. 4-9. 
Runaway Girls. Peter S. Clark, mgr.: (Garden) 

Buffalo, 27-Dec. 2; (Corinthian) Rochester. 


S.-clal Maids. A. J. Phillips, mgr.: (Gayety) 
Pittsburg. 27-Dec. 2; (Empire) Cleveland. 4- 

Star & Garter Show. Frank Welsberg. mgr. : 
(Gayety) Kansas City. 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) 
St. Louis. 4-9. 

Sydell's, Rose, London Belies, W. S. Camp- 
hell, mgr.: (Casino) Boston, 27-Dec. 2; (Col- 
umbia) Ni Y. C, 4-9. 

Taxi Girls. Louis Hurtitr, mgr.: (Gayety) Wash- 
ington. 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) Pittsburg. 4-9. ' 

Troenderos. Frank S. Pierce, mgr.: (Stsr « 
Garter.) Chicago, 27-Dec. 2: (Gayety) Detroit. 

- 4-9. 

Vanity Fair. Bowman Bros., mgrs.: (Gavety) 

Newark. 27-Dec. 2: (Empire) Hoboken. 4-9. 
Welch's Burlesquers. Jack Singer, mgr.: (Em- 
' Dire) Toledo, 27-Dec. 2: (Star & Garter) Chi- 
cago. 4-9. 

Winning Widow (Max Spiegel's) : (Gayetyl 

Wsshlngton. 4-9. 
World of Pleasure. Geo. H. Fitchett, mgr.: 

(Colombia) St. Paul. 27-Dec. 2; (Gayety) 

Omaha. 4-8 


Academy of Music Stock Co., Wm. Fox. mgr.: 

N. Y. C., Aug. 29, Indef. ' 
Alomar Stock Co.. Belasco & Mayer, mgrs.: 

San Francisco. Cal.. Aug. 29. Indef. 
Avenue Stock Co., A. J. Edwards, mgr.: Wil- 
mington, Del., indef. 
Avery Strong Co.. Monte Thompson, mgr.: Sa- 
lem. Mass.. indef. 
Alley Stock Co.. Y. C. Alley, mgr. Tuscaloosa. 

Ala..- 27-Dec. 9. ■ • 1 
Belasco A Stone Stock Co.. Kejnsco * Stone. 

mgrs.: Los Angeles, Cal.. Indef. 
Blio.i Stock Co.: Pawtucket, -It. I.. Ang. 14. 

Bijou Stock Co.. Geo. A. Haley, mgr.: Woon- 

socket. R. I., Indef. 
Bishop. Chester, Stock Co., M. Hartman, mgr.: 

Grand Rapids, Mich.. Sept. 3. Indef. 
Bishop's Players. W. H. Bishop, mgr.: Oakland 

Cal.. Indef. 

Blaney-Spooner Stock Co.: Phila., Sept. IS. In- 

Boston Players. ■ Jas. A. Boshell. mgr.: Balti- 
more. Mil.. Sept. 11. Indef. 

Broadway Stock Co.. Bartley McCulIom. mgr.: 
Lawrence, Mass., ^fov. 6. indef. 

Burbank, Stock Co.. Oliver Morosco. mgr.: Los 
Angeles, Cal.. indef. 

Balrd. Grace. Co.. E. G. Hicks, mgr.: Relolt. 
Wis.. 27-Dec. 2; Watertown 3: Janesville 4- 

(Boston Comedy Co., H. Price Weber, mgr.: 
Newcastle. N. B.. Can.. 30; Sussex Dec. 1. 

iBelgarde Stock Co., L. L. Belgarde, mgr.: 
Gloversvllle N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Chase-Lister Theatre Co. (Northern). Glenn F. 
Chase, mgr.: Wllmar. Minn., 27-30: Mar- 
shall Dec. 1-2: Pipestone 4-fl: Luvernc 7-9. 

Chauncey-Kclffer Co.. Fred Chauncey. mgr.: 
Tarentnm. Pa.. 27-Dec. 2: Beaver Falls 4-1). 

Chicago Stock Co.. Chas H. BossKam, mgr.: 
Jamestown. N. Y., 27-Dec. 2: Elmlra 4-9. 

Colonial Stock Co., Cortland Hopkins, mjrj-: 
Presque Isle. Me.. 27-29: Honlton 30-Dec. 2: 
Mllllnocket 4-6: Megantlc, Que.. Can.. 7-9. 

Cleveland Players: Cleveland, 0., Aug. 21, 

Cody. Lewis J.. Stock Co.. Cole Jt Duli. mgrs.: 

Stamford. Conn.. Aug. 28. indef. 
College Stock Co.: Chicago, 111., Sept. 4. Indef. 

Craig. John, Stock Co. Boston, Mass., Sept. 1 

Crescent Stoek Co., Percy Williams, mgr. 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 2, Indef. 

Davis Stock Co., Harry Davis, mgr.: Pitts 
burgh. Pa.. Aug. 28. indef. 

DeArmond Sisters Stock Co.. Wm. N. Smith, 
mgr: Paris. Tex., 27-Dec. 2; Commerce 4-6 
Furmersville 7-9. 

Dymont Stock Co., A. M. Diamond, mgr.: By- 
ron. O.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Empire Stock Co.: Holyoke, Mass., Sept. 4, 

Earle Stock Co.. L A. Earle, mgr. D>n>n. Pa. 

27-Dec. 2; Scottdale 4-9. 
Elwyn, Lorne, Co.: Claremont, N. tj., 30-Dec. 


Family Stock Co.: N. Y. C.,. Sept. 4, Inuef. 
Forepaugh Stock Co.. George Fish, mgr.: Tren- 

ton, N. J., Oct. 16. Indef. 
Gagnon-Pollock Stock Co:, Bert C. Gagnon, 

mgr.: New Orleans, La., indef. 
Garrick Theatre Stock Co., Jas. R. Rogers. 

mgr.: Salt Lake City. Sept. 18, Indef. 
Gorman Dramatic Stock Co.. A. T. Gorman 

mgr.: Meridian. Miss.. Indef. 
Gotham Stock Co.. Percy Williams, mgr.: 

Brooklyn, N. Y.. Sept. 2. Indef. 
Grew, Wm., Stock Co. : Kansas City, Mo.. Oct. 

15. Indef. 

Garside Stock Co., James Garslde. mgr.: Wav- 

erly. 111.. 27-Dec. 2: Alton 4-9. 
Hall. Louis Leon. Stock Co.: Brooklyn, N. Y.. 

Oct. 16. indef. 
Hay ward. Grace, Stock Co., Geo. M. Gatts, 

mgr.: Chicago, IB.. Sept. 4, inder. 
Hlgby Stock Co.: Bay City, Mich., Inder.. 
Henderson. Maude. Co., . Jos. Parent, mgr.: 

Butte. Mont., indef. 
Hayes. Lucy. & Associate Players. Tjwy M. 

Hayes, mgr.: Esbon. Kan., 27-29; Mankato 

30-Dec. 2: Lebanon 4-6. 
Hlllman's Ideal Stock Co. : Glen Elder, Kan., 

27-29; Jamestown 30-Dec. 2. 
HIckman-Bessey Co.. James D. Proudlov». mgr.; 

Oshkosh. Wis., 26-Dec. 3; Manitowoc 4-9. 
Hlmmeleln, John A., Associate Play e -3: Mor- 

gantown. W. Va.. 20-Dec. 2; McKcesport, 

Pa., 4-9. 

Hlmmeleln. John A.. Imperial Stock Co.: Ham- 
ilton, o.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Hoover Stock Co.: Union City, Ind.. i7-n.e. 

Ke tie. Lorraine. Associate Plavers: Paducah, 

Kv.. ocr. n. indef. 
Keith Stock Co.. Cato S. Keith, mgr.: New-art. 

0., 27-Dec. 2: Zanesvllle 4-9. 
Keyes Sisters Stock Co.. Chester .A. Keycf . 

mgr.: Fairmont, W. Ya., 27-Dec. i; Morgju- 

town 4-9. 

Lawrence St"ck Co.. Del S. Lawrence, mgr.: 
Spokane, Wash.. Ang. 13. indef. 

Lonergan. Lester. Stock Co.: New Bedford. 
Mass.. Aug. 14. Indef. 

Lyceum Stock Co.. M. Mumford. mgr.: New- 
ark. N. J., indef. 

LaPorte. Mae, Stock Co.: Frankfort. Ind.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Lockes, The. Co.. Will H. Locke, msr.: Foths 
Falls. Minn., 30-Dec. 2; Barnesvllle 4-6: De 
trdit 7-9. 

Lynn Stock Co.. Jack Lynn, mgr.: Batavla. 

N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Lytton Dramatic Co.. Gus C. Klingner, mgr.-. 

Salem. O.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Mack. Willard. Stock Co: "Chicago. 111., Oct. 

30. indef. 

Marlowe Stock Co.: Chicago, I1L. Aug. 28. In- 

Meek. Donald. Stock Co.: Lowell, Mass., In- 

Morris-Tlinrston Co.. F. Mack. < mgr.: Siiutl: 
Bend. Ind.. Nov. 6. Indef.. 

Mnher Stock Co.. Phil Maher. mgr.: North- 
hampton, Mass., 27-Dec. 2: Windson. Yt. 4-:>. 

Morey Stock Co. (LeCointe & Flesher'si. F. A. 
» Murphv. mgr. : Stafford. Kan.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Mnrray-Mackev Stock Co.i - John J; - Murrav, 
mgr.: Snnbnry, Pa., 27-Dec. 2. 

Marks Bros.' Co.. R. W. Marks, mgr.: Wood- 
stock. Ont.. Can.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Mnrdock dJros.' Comedians. * Al. Murdock, mgr.:" 
Caribou. Me., 27-Dec. 2. 

National Stock Co.: Montreal, Can., Indef. 

North BrosC* Stock Co.: Topekii, Kau.. Sept. 
4. indef. .. . 

North .Br-s.' Stock Co.: Wichita. Kan.. Sept. 
4. indef. • 

Olympic Theatre Stock Co., Walter. Woods, 

( mgr. : Cincinnati,' O.. Oct. 29, indef. 

Opera House Stock Co.: Paterson. N. J,. All" 
21. indef. 


A Vision of Loveliness. 

Orpheum Players, J. M. Allison, mgr.: Clri- 
| clnnatl 0.. Oct. 15. Indef. 
Orpheum Players, Grant Lafterty, mgr.: Phlla.. 

Pabst Theatre Stock Co., Lodwig Krelss, mgr.: 

Milwaukee. Wis.. Sept. 24. Indef. 
Payton. Corse, Stock Co., Corse Payton. mgr.: 

Brooklyn. N. Y.. Ang. 28, Indef. 
Payton, Corse. Stock Co., Corse Payton, mgr.: 

Newark. N. J.. Oct. 9, Indef. 
Permanent Players: Winnipeg. Can.. Indef. 
Phillips Lyceum Stock Co.: Brooklyn. N. Y., 


Princess Stock Co.. Elbert & Getchell. mgrs.: 

Des Moines, a, Aug. 27, Indef. 
Prospect Stock Co., Frank Gerston, mgr.: X. 

Y. C, Indef. 
Peckham Comedy Co., K. E. Peckharo, mgr.: 

Mt. Pleasant, Mich.. 27-Bec. 2; Big ltapl.l* 

4-9. ■ .- 

Pickerts, Four. Co., Willis Ptckert. mgr.: 

Charleston. W. Vs., 27-Dec. 2; Porumouth, 

O.. 4-9. 

Regan-Lewis Stock Co., Jack Began, mgr.: 

Tampa. Fla.. indef. 
Sandnsky-stockdale Stock Co.: Seattle. Wash., 

Aug. 6 Indef. 
Sherman Stock Co.: Elgin, 111.. Sept. 4, Indef. 
Southern Stock Co.. Harry Stubbs, mgr. Colum- 
bus. O.. Sept. 25. indef. 
Spooner. Gecll. Stock Co.. Blaney-Spooner Co., 

mgrs: X. Y. C- Aug. 5. Indef. 
Stanford-Western Stock Co.. Manrlce Stanford. - 

mgr.: Elmlra, N. Y., Oct. 2. Indef. 
Royal Stock Co.. L. C. Figg. mgr. Mlddlei-lieio. 

Ky., 27-Dec. 2. 
St. Claire. Winifred. Co.. Earl D. 8ips, mgr.: 

Battle .Creek. Mich., 27-Dec. 2. 
Shannon Stock Co., Harry Sbasmon, mgr.: 
; Lawreiieeborg, Ind^ 27-Dec.- 2. 
Sights Theatre Co.. 'J. W. Sights, mgr.: Siste- 

ton. S. D., 27-Dec. 2; Brown's Vall.-y. Minn.. 

4-6; GracevlUe 7-9. 
Spence Theatre Co.. Sohna A Bavis mgrs.: 

Canton. Kan., 29-30; Herington Dec. 2. 

Marion 4-5: Strong City 6-7: Solomon S-9. 
Stockford Players: Norwalk, O., 27Dee. 2. 
Thompson- Woods Stock Co.. Monte Thompson, 

mgr.: Brockton. Mass., Sept. 4, Indef. 
Vale. Travers. Stock Co.: Hoboken. N. J.. 

Ang. 12, Indef. 
Van Dyke & Eaton Co., F. Mack, mgr.: South 

Bend. Ind.-. - Nov. €.- indef. . 
Vlllalr, Alan. Co.: Shelbnrn. Ind.. :I0; Jason- 

ville Dec 2. 
Wolfe Stock Co.. J. A. Wolfe, mgr.: Wichita. - 

Kan., Sept. 11, Indef. 
Woodward Stock Co.. O. D. Woodward, mgr. : 

Omaha. Neb.. Sept. 9. indef. 
Wheeler SIsteis Stock Co., Ion Carroll, mgr.: 

Glen Jean. W. Va.. 2r-D?c. 2. 
Whlttaker Stock Co.: Ind.. 27 Dec. 2. • 
Whiteslde-Stranss Stock Co.. W. H. StrinS3, 

mgr.: Hagerstown. Md.. 27-Dec 2. 
Yale Stock Co., Monte Thompson, mgr. : Dover. 

X. H., 30-Dec. 2. 


Leonard's Musical Comedy Co., a real musical 
comedy company, presenting a repertoire of 
musical comedies that are not based on nigger 
acts. - I carry singing and dancing chorus girls, 
comedians that are really funny, also pianist, 
change complete for three nights. House man- 
agers, yon furnish me the house with the seat- 
ing capacity and one split reel of pictnres. and 
I will do the rest. This company is composed 
of ladles and gentlemen, and we present a 
performance catering especially to the ladles- ■ 
Play on per cent only. Address MANAGER 
' "->X » tli"<? MUSICAL COMEDY CO. Marys- 
ville, 0.. Nov. 27, 2s. 29: Urbana. O.; Nov. 30- 
Dec. t. 2- P. S. — Can place A-l Chorus Olrls, 
Sketch- Teams and Comedians at all- times. Must 
he ladies and gentlemen and experienced, for I 
run no school of education. If yon only know 
two songs and three gags, save your stamps. 


European. 50c and 75c per day. Special weekly 
rates. Steam heated. Two and a half blocks 
from theatres. 25. 27 and 29 St. Claire Street 
Toledo, Ohio. - 


Cash, paid for songs. 

St. Ionia, Mo. 

Surnamed Star of Midnight and Queen of Light, 
forthwith after its sparkling American success. 
Booked indefinite in first-class American and 
European vaudeville houses. Now Orpheum tour. 
Act Imported by MARINELLI'S AGENCY. New 

FOR SALE— Roller Coastar Outfit 

Five four-passenger cars, 200 feet chain, sprocket 
and gear wheels complete, ready to run. $200.00. 

f. o. b. Macon. Also 12 foot long range Shooting 
Gallery, 4 rifles, 100 birds; 1 Kicking Mule, 1 
Mechanical Owl, 5 large targets, iron back-stop. 
One African Dip, J75.00 for iraUery and dip. 

C. E. ODOM, 
754 Cherry Street, Macon, Ga. 

DOGS! DOGS! DOGS! — For sale, eight young 
fancy trained Dogs. Do a complete act. Perform 
for lady or gent. Enclose stamp for reply. No 
postals answered. PROF. F. WISEMAN. 100 
Devoe Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Theatre Trunks, Strong Trunks, All Trunks, 
Bargains always. Saves yon money. MYERS, 
for IS years 314* N. 10th, Phila, Pa., buys or 
sells any quantity, cash. 


Post Cards. 164 designs. Christmas. New Years. 
45c per 100. postpaid. *3.50 ner l.noo. 12 Sam- 
ples. 10c. B. FITZGERALD. J1Q Fnlton St.. 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 1 

WILL TRADE S1.000 EQUITY In a new mod- 
ern s!x-roo:n Dwelling for either Tonawanda 
Machine or Conderman Ferris Wheel. What have 
you? OTTO F. EHRING, 1025 So. Ohio Ave.. 
Columb ns. Ohio. 


Parlor Set, Wood Set, 3 Drops. 500 Carbon 
Lamps. 16 Tungsten Lamps. 200-llght Meter. 
A. C. : 190 Sockets. 75 lbs Wire. 5 4-llght Sprays. 
1 2-lIght. 130 yellow and white Decoration, 
one full Switch. 50 Adapters: all in first-class 
condition. CHAS. F. BEAIRD. Olney, HI. 


Stop at St. Charles Hotel. Honse entirely re- 
furnished: meals unsurpassed. Special rates 
to the profession. Hotel few doors from thea- 

■ft ■ Catalogue of Professional and Ami- 

UlAlfOteur Plays. Sketches, Monologues, 
r III ■> Minstrel Jokes. Recitations. Make- 
» J "up Goods, etc. sent free. 
PICK A mZOERALD. £8 Ann Bt.. Mew York. 

If Yon See It In The Billboard Tell Them So. 


The Bil 




Will reach yoii soon. Beware 
of imitations. Wait for that 
thrilling, exciting, marvelous, 
original and genuine 

5 Reel Milano 

Half of the State played with 
a3i record breaking success 
never before equaled. Pleases 
pa|rons, advertises theatre 
and swells box office receipts. 



Care of H. L & 6. Go., NEWPORT, KY. 


That's the device that saves Moving Pic- 
ture men two- thirds on their electric 
light bills, and vet gives better light. 
Did you see our ad last week? Well, 
don't look It np — Just write for our 

Booklet 15018 


Of General Electric Company. 
Department C, 




Write to the largest and moat reliable 
Dealera and Importer, of these goods 
in the 0. 8. 


S W. 14th St., NEWYORKCITY. 

Film Synopses 

(Continued from page 21). ) 

losis Committee. He then realizes " the great 
good being done, ami his awakening complete, lie 
writes out a substantial check. Later' on we 
see Mrs. Bond and the O'Briens recovered and 
Bond the accepted candidate supporting the 
crusade against tuberculosis. 

JOHN' BROWN'S HEIR (Comedy; release Dec. 
6; length, l.uOO feet). — John Brown, a prospect- 
or, strikes it rich. The newspaper -mixes the 
account of the strike with an Item concerning 
an old pioneer suffering" with an lncnrable mal- 
ady, so that it reads as follows: "John Brown., 
of Valley Camp, discovers a rich gold mine. He 
euuie here a year ago In good health.' but now he 
Is suffering from an lncnrable malady and can 
not live, six months." Other papers- copy the 
item, and Brown's relatives read, think of the 
financial side of It. and send him pressing In- 
vitations - tc visit. This .he does, pretending 
to be as sick as . the newspaper represented. 
Brown makes another strike, secretly marrying 
a comely little housemaid, and after returning 
to the camp invites all relatives to call at a 
I certain date, so he can. tell them the contents 
of his will. They call. And Brown in good 
health, is married.- 'and has bequeathed his en- 
tire fortune to his wife. 

THE HEART OF XICHETTE (Drama; release 
Dec. S; length. OSS feet). — Mile. Nichette is a 
dancer. . supported by a Parisian ballet and be- 
loved by a young physician. She refuses to leave 
the stage, and they quarrel. Among the yonng 
doctor's charity patients Is a small child af- 
fected with fever. The little one's drunken 
father sends her cot to beg pennies. She sees 
a poster of Mile. Xlcnette and her ballet, and in 
her heated Imagination the poster comes to life 
and performs for her benefit. When it fades 
out she drops senseless on the sidewalk, where 
; the doctor flnds her. Xothlng will qnlet her but 
I the dance she thinks she has seen. The desire 
to save the life of his little patient overcomes 
I his intention never to see the dancer again. He 
' tells Xichette the story; her large heart re- 
sponds and she takes her company with her to 
the garret room, where they perform for the 
solitary little spectator, who soon falls into a 
deep, healthy sleep. The doctor and dancer were 
brought together again, and their love story had 
a happy conclusion. 

THE DAISY COWBOYS (Comedy: release Dec. 
9: length. 990 feet). — Millie Easton. the ranch- 
■.wner's beautiful niece, comes from Sew York 
for a few weeks' stay. Bashful Joe falls in 
lave with her, but he Is too timid to tell her. 
He writes a note, liowever, confessing his love 
and asking her to meet him, signing "A Cowboy 
Admirer." The girl, inclined to be romantic, 
writes an agreeable note, requesting her cowboy 
admirer to wear a daisy so she may distinguish 
him from the others. Joe does not get the note, 
hut the other cowboys do, and when Millie ar- 
rives at the try sting place, one after another ap- 
pear, wearing daisies. Millie finally breaks 
away, and the laugh Is on Jce. who Is In a se- 
cluded spot contemplating suicide. Here Millie 
happens upon him. explanations follow, ending 
with their hastening to her uncle's house to an- 
nounce the engagement, and thns the langh is 
turned on the rest of the boys. 


Hade in any length 


199 Third Ave. New York 

THE BETTER MAN (Drama; release Dec. 
14: length 1,000 feet). — Doris Is nnable to de- 
cide upon which of two suitors to accept, until 
an Idea comes to her to test which Is the bet- 
ter man. She gives two letters to the post- 
mistress, one of which each of the lovers la to 
call for the next day at noon. Meanwhile she 
Instructs her faithful old servant Pedro in his 
part. Both letters read: "To prove who is the 
better man, deliver this letter to me as soon as 
possible." and upon reading the rivals mount 
their steeds and race for Doris' house. Tom is 
far in the lead when he. comes upon old Pedro 
lying in the road; -apparently hurt. Tom rushes 
on, determined to* win. but Freed, at the risk 
of losing, helps the old. man home.. Doris has 
observed the whole thing through a pair of field 
glasses. Tom arrives first, but is coldly re- 
ceived. Fred arrives with Pedro,- fully expect- 
ing he has lost, but the old servant, suddenly be- 
comes well, and when Doris explains her little 
plot It does not take either long to understand 
'who is "the better- inan." 




FEATURE FILII CO. 108 E. 12th ST. 


chine. In very best of condition, complete, but 
without take-op. Will sell for- SS5.00, and 
ship subject to examination when charges are 
guaranteed. BEX SCHNEIDER, 623 13th St. 
Oshkoah. Wisconsin. 

If Ton See It In The Billboard Tell Them 80. 


THE LAW (Drama; re- 
lease Dec. 6; length, 
— feet). — Sancho, e 
Mexican outlaw. Is rec- 
ognized by Sheriff Arm- 
strong, who pursues 
him. Sancho lays in 
wait for his pursuer, 
lassoes and drags him 
from his horse, sending 
him home a sadder and 
wiser man. Sancho se- 
cures work on the De Guerra ranch under the 
name of Pedro. Dave Carlton, manager of the 
DeGuerra ranch, Is accepted by his employer's 
pretty daughter, Olivetta. Sancho tries to make 
love to Olivetta, but Is repulsed. Sheriff Arm- 
strong Is among the guests Invited to tne wed- 
ding. There he sees Sancho. and plans to cap- 
ture him, but the wily Mexican escapes by tak- 
In S the girl Olivetta anil holding her in front 
of him for a shield. After a long pursnlt the 
desperate Mexican Is brought to bay on the 
mountain. Driven to the edge of the precipice 
by the posse. Sancho loses his balance and 
, ?? I s. Jo his death. 

SLIDE BABGAISS — Dante's Inferno. White 
Slave Traffic, Song Slide Sets. 11.50 np. Slides 
made and colored to order. ■ Bargains in Lan- 
terns and Lecture Sets. Let ua Illustrate yonr 
IH5F J=rt«Mf»ned 1903, 205 We.t 34tn 
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Will make you independent of everything and everybody 
for years to come. We guarantee you absolute protection 
in your teriitory, so that once you own a state right you can 
book the film at your leisure and make it a constant source 
of revenue. 

k Positive Sensation Has Been Caused 

Among the state rights men by the advent of the film. And 
why should it not happen? The men who know realize that 
it is a live one, and one that will make the crowds gather 
around the box office. ' 

It is a Positive Record-Wrecker 

For quick selling. We are swamped with mail and telegrams 
from every state in the Union in reference to the feature. 
Most of the interested parties do not even wait for the mails 
but use the wire, and they do right in doing so, as you have 
to be alive and doing on this proposition or someone will 
beat you to the state you want. 

One of the Biggest Features of the Year 

When you call it that you are not stretching the point a bit, 
because the film is in a class by itself for a novelty in special 
attractions. We defy anyone to produce any finer advertis- 
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fibre and will stand the wind and weather. A lobby display 
that has posters, banners, display boards, photograph frames, 
etc., including carrying crates. A street-drive that can't be 
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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 






All Releases of Both Factions for Three Months Back— A Most Valuable List 

for Exhibitors' Use 


Monday— Imp, Comet, American, Champion, N«» 

TrJesday— Thanbouser. Bison. Powers, Eclair. 
Wednesday— Champion, Solax, Reliance, Amlm 

Bio, Nestor. , 
Thursday — Rex, American, Imp, Eclair. 
Friday — Comet, Solax. Lux. Thanbouser, Blaot. 
Saturday— Powers. Itala. Great Northern. N»» 

tor, Reliance. 
Sunday — Majestic. 


October— Peer 
•1— The Rose's Story (drama) IOOi 

6— Through the Air (drama) lOOt 

8— The Sentinel Asleep (drama) (split 
reel ) fltt 

9— The Last G. A. B. Parade at Roches- 

ter N. Y. (spilt reel) 501 

12— The Better Way (drama) IOOi 

16— Uncle Pete's Ruse (drama) 1001 

19 — The Aggressor (drama) 1001 

23— A Biting Business (comedy -drama)... 100V 

28— The Waif (drama) 1001 

30 — His Dress Shirt (comedy) (spilt reel) 801 
SO — A Few Minutes wltb Steeple Jack Llnd- 

holm (descriptive) (split reel) 20i 

November— Pee' 
2— King, the Detective (drama) IOOi 

8— Waiting at the Church (comedy) 100c 

9— The Wife's Awakening (drama) IOOi 

IS — The Fallln' Out (drama) ..100< 

18— Breaking the Seventh Commandment 

(drama) 1001 

20— From the Bottom ot toe Sea (drama). .2001 

23 — Executive Clemency (drama). ..loot- 

27— Uncle's Visit (comedy) 100i 

•n—nver the Hills (comedy-drama) inn" 

December — Feet 
2 — 1'errv. the Masher (comedy) (split 

nel) .- 7--,o 

2— President Taft Dwltentins the Naval 
Trainins Station at Chicago, 111. (scen- 
ic) (split rrel) 3.-0 

4— The numb Messenger (drama) lflit' 

7— Tony and the Stork (comcdy-drainn)ionr- 


October — pv. 

17— Headline Acrobats (acrobatic) (spll 


17— First Mall by Aeroplane (topical) (spill 

reel) ; MJ 

. 21 — The Awakening of John Clark (drama) 

24 — John Baxter's Ward (comedy drama) 

split reel KOi 

24— The Little Brown Calf (drama) (split 
_ J«l) 4* 

28— The Revenue Officer's Last Case (dra- 

ma) QSJ 

81— Apples and Destiny (comedy) (split 
reel i „ 

21 — The Progressive Book Agent (comedy) 

(solit reel) 

Noremher— p M 

4— The Pride of the West (drama) 

7 — Mobilization of the American Fleet 

11— For the Tribe (dramal 

14— When First We Met (drama) (spUl 

reel) j 

•*— The^Tell-tale Parasol (comedy) (split 

' IS - ??" OM l>«der ' (drama i .'.'" I !.'.*.'.'." " 

21— R vals (comedy) (spilt reel) „... 

*1— Views of Montserrat. Italy (scenic) 

(split reel) . .... 

*5— Tmi «• Dim fcomedv) 

2*— Too Much Injun (comedy) (split reel) 
a*— The Lineman and the Girl (drama) 

(split reel) 

December— ' Feet 

2— The Wanderer's Return (comedy) 

'split reel) 

— Views of Lake Como (sccnici' (split 


r«pm s ^s? .?r-...? rt . , :^ n .. < ??" ed7) 

«*— The Rearing of Pheasants (education 

all (split reel) 

govern her — Fee" 

»f~ r o 2. , ? I l? 1,d '" H»"day (comedy) 

}J— yietlm of Competition (split reel)... 
ii— Effects of a Racket (comedy) (spirt 

18- Pooi,nead Protector of Innocence ('com 
,- edy) (split reel) . 

T JS, Llf " of (descriptive) (split 

"'~ T r«'l) KlnB ^ :,>ofP Throwers' '('s'pl'lt 
«.„ f „ mh „_ AMBROSIO. 

'»e«nh..r_ pMt 

IiZtWiIV. WT "" t '<'» (alhletlcl . . 

M-KLn' !'' Cblinney Sweeper (drama) 
re~> nm " Monke ' r (comedy) (split 

14— Tweedlediini ' 'a'tui ' One ' of' 'nVs' ' Tricks 

,„ _' TOn iedy) (split reel! 

™ Temptations of St. Anthony (dra- 

^-^•o'(o«m.r:::::::::::::::::::- . 

t-Ji>dns (drama) . 

8~ n i n - v '« P n » (drama) (split reel).... 
(spilt e'er or C " ( comea » 

" £°hy»'t's' '■»»»' VdVama)'.". 
eeei»° n We,I,,ln e (drama) (two 
M-Tlie Cowboy ' Pugiils't ' (drama)' 

..cober- BIS0N ' F «, 

«— A Noble Red Man (drama) 

•"-An Indian Hero (drama) 

31 — The Cattlemen's War (drama) 

November — Feet. 
3-i- A Young Squaw's Bravery (drama) 

7 — A Race for a Bride (drama) 

10— Wenona's Broken Promise (drama) . . . 

14 — The Winning of .Wonega (drama) 

17 — The Sancbman's Mother-in-law (com- 

21 — The Broken Trap (drama) 

24 — White Faun's Escape (drama) . (spilt 


24 — A Bad Man (comedy I (spilt reel) ... 
' 28 — A Western One-Night Stand (comedy- 

December— Feet 
1— An Easterner's Peril (drams) 

tctober — Feet. 

13— The Tempter and Dan Cupid (drama) 
17 — The Early Life of David Copperfield 


40— The Satyr and the Lady (drama) .... 
J4 — Little Em'ly and David Copperfield 


a — The Jewels of Allah (drama) 

31 — The Loves of David Copperfield 

drama) ............ 

November — Feet. 

3 — Their Bnrglar (drama) 

7 — The Missing Heir (drama) 

10 — The Last of the Mohicans (drama) ... 

14 — The Higher the Fewer (drama) 

17 — A Mother's Faith (drama) 

21 — A Master of Millions (drama) 

24 — The Baseball Bug (comedy) 

25 — The Tempest (drama) 

December — Feet 

1— Beneath the Veil (drama) 

letober — Feet. 

7 — The Auonymons Letter (drama) 

It — The Human Sacrifice (drama) 

1 A — A Narrow Escape (drama) 

is — The Trapper's Daughter (drama) 

21 — Divorce (dramal 

•25 — The Empty Crib (drama) 

28 — The Test of a Man (drama) 

Xovember — Feet. 

1 — A Mlxnp In Suitcases I comedy-drama) 

4 — The Greater Love (drama) 

8 — Marriage (drama) 

1 1 — The Track Walker (drama) . . 

15 — The Moonshiner (drama) 

18 — The Injustice of Man (drama).. 

22 — Helpless Man (comedy-drama) . .. . 

*>5 — \ r»flnehto» of Itilv (drams) .... . 

20 — A Happy Thanksgiving (drama) 

December — Feet 

2— The Poison Cap (drama) 

October — Feet. 

12— The Cowboy and tbe.Ontlaw (drama). -1000 
10— Three Daughters of the West (drama) 

(split reel) S50 

16 — The Caves of La Jolla (scenic) (split 

reel) - 150 

19 — The Lonely Range (drama) IOOi) 

2.1— The Horse Thief 's Bigamy (drama) 1000 

2B— The Trail of the Eucalyptus (drama) . .1000 
-to — The Stronger Man (drama) 1000 

Xovember — Feet. 

2— The Water War (drama) 1000 

8 — The Three Shell Game (drama) .1000 

9— The Mexican (dramai .... ...1000 

13 — The Eastern CWhoy (comedy) 100O 

18— The Way of the West (comedy) ...1000 

20— The Test (dramal 1000 

23 — Master of the Vineyard (drama) looo 

27— Jolly Bill of the Rollicking R (Comedy) 1000 


October — Feet. 

25 — Percy, and His Sqnaw (comedy) 

27 — For Big Brother'* Sake (drama) . — 
November — Feet. 
1 — Following Consln's Footsteps (comedy) 

3 — A Heroine of the Revolution (drama) 
8 — An Interrupted Elopement (comedy) . . 

10 — Grandmother T.nve (drama) 

IS — Baby Needs Medicine (comedy) 

IT — Only a Squaw (dramal 

?2 — Hnsbsnds Wanted (comedy) 

•M _ "n.e tvm „e n-**M PI) *» 

?!) — Troublesome Picture (comedy) (split 

, re?l) 

20 — TI. S. Pattlesh'-v Vermont (scenic) 

fsnlit reel) 

December — Feet 
I — Revolutionary Romance (drama) . 

October — Feet. 

11— What the Indians Did (drama) ...... WW) 

10 — A Girl and a Snv (drama) .......... 05O 

18 — Circumstantial Evidence (drama) .... 95t> 

23— The Copperhead (drama I !)50 

25— or the Lady (drama) 830 

30 — Field Day Sports at Ft. Riley. Kan., 

(military) 950 

November — Feet. 

1 — The Cowboy's Pies (comedy) 950 

ft— Folks of Old Virginia (drama) 950 

8 — The Moonshiner's Trail (dramal DKO 

13— The Redemption of a Coward (drama) 050 

is—The Passing of Sal (drama) 930 

20 — The VnttonM Gntrdsmeh and Regulars 

«t Fort Rtler l."«nsa« (topical) 950 
22— When the Shvrlff Got Ills Man 

'(dramal 050 

27— Tile Mother Goose Series (1st edition) 0"O 

°o — I't'o. Two Browns (drama) . ... 050 

December— Feet 

4— -Yrnkee Doodle' (Mother Goose Scries 

2d edition) (spilt reel) 

4— Our Navv (scenic) (solit reel) .1000 

(l — The Indian Fortune Teller (drama).. 950 


Oetoher — Feet. 
13 — A Dog In a Coiner's Den (drama) (split 

reel), 590 

18— Rill. Police Cyclist (comedy) (split 

reel) 890 

20— BUI Pays His Debts (comedy) (apllt 

reel) 442 

20 — Henpecked Bertie Goes Fishing (com- 

edy) (spilt reel) 514 

27 — Bill, HI* Wife and the Water (com- 
edy) (split reel) .■ 490 

27 — Bertie and His Rivals (comedy) (split 

reel) 472 

November — Feet. 
3 — Bill and the Bear (comedy) (split reel) 554 

3 — Tommy's Camera (comedy) (spilt reel) 393 
10 — Bill Taken for a Ghost (comedy ) (split 

10 — The Diversions of a Nursemaid (com- 

edy) (split-reel) 

IT— Saas Grand, a Village In the Alps 

(scenic) (spilt reel) 295 

17 — The Mystery of Beaufort Grange (dra- 

ma) (spilt reel) 695 

24— Bill and Bertie Get Married (comedy) 

(split reel) 325 

24— A Passing Cloud (drama) (split reel) 658 


'October — Feet. 
23 — Youth! Queen of Hearts (comedy) 

(spilt reel) 740 

23 — Percy Gets Tired of the Theatre (com- 
edy) (split reel) 280 

30 — A Father's Heart (drama) 920 

November — Feet. 
6 — Life at the Bottom of the Sea (scenic) 

(split reel) 355 

6 — Little Willie Challenges Jim Jackson 

(comedy) (solit reel) 585 

13 — The Legend of the Eagle (drama) 92» 

21 — Hands Across the Sea in '76 (hlst- 

drama) (two reels) ....2000 

23— The Portuguese Centaurs (descriptive) 
(split reel) 

23 — Charley Buys an Automatic Cigar 

Lighter (comedy) (spilt reel) 

28 — Miss Masanerader (comedy) 

30— The Five Daughters of Mr. Dnrand 

(comedy-drama) (split reel) 660 

30 — Gussy's Congratulations (comedy) 

(split reel) 3.T 

October — Feet. 

14 — Secret of the Underground Passage 


21 — His Fidelity Investigated (comedy) .. 

28— The Vicissitudes of Fate (drama) 

November— Feet. 

4— The Actor aa a Soldier (comedy) 

11 — A Woman's Wit (drama) 

18 — A Rendezvous in Hyde Park (comedy) 

(split reel) 

IB— Hleh Scotland (scenic) (split reel) . 
December — ' Feet 

2— The Penalty of Her Ambition (drama) 


October — r*»- 

14 — Romance and Uppercnts (comedy -dra 

ma) (split reel) 

18— The Town Marshal (comedy) .... 

21 — Mutt and Jeff Join the Opera (comedy) 

(split reel) 

21 — That Blessed Baby (comedy) (split 


25 — Lone BiU'a Last Ride (drama) 

28 — Mutt and Jeff Discover a Wonderful 

Remedy (comedy) (split reef) 

28— Dippy Advertises for a Pup (comedy) 

(split reel) 

November— Fee' 

1 — Big Noise Hank (comedy) 

4— Mutt and Jeff and the Lady Stenog- 
rapher (comedy) (split reel) 

4 — The Suit Case Mystery (comedy) (split 


5 — A True Westerner (drama) 

11 — Desperate Desmond Almost Succeeds 


15 — The White Medicine Man (drama) 

18— Mutt and Jeff and the Unlucky Star 

(comedy) (spilt reeD ............. 

18 — That Kid from the East (drama) (split 

20-iHls VaniVlon VenmedV) 

22 — The Cowbov Pugilist (drama) ,.N 

25 — P'S^nte Desmond Pnrsned by Claude 

Eclair (comedv) .. ... — 

27 — Happy Hobo's Heln (comedy) 

29 — When the West Was Wild (drama) . . 
December — Feet 

2— A Western Feud (comedy) (split reel) 

2 — Mutt and Jeff's Scl-eme That Failed 

(comedy) (split reel) ... 

. 4 — Just Two Little Girls (drama) 

6— Struck Gold (drama) ., 


October— Feet 

30— TVe Van Osten Jewels (drama) 

November — Fee' 

3 — At Dalsv Farm (drama) ........... 

6— A Coward's Regeneration (drama) .... 

10 — He Didn't Like the Tune (comedy).. 

13— Into the Light (dramai 

17— The Two Rooms (drama) 

20 — The Office Boy's Dream (comedy) ..... 

24 The TltftTnemt T.^eket (drama)..... 

27_r;rnndma's Toothache 

December — . Feet 

1 — The Late Mrs. Early (comedy) ..... 


September — , F««' 

28 — The Derelict (drama) 

October — Fe»v 

5 — Lost Illusions (drama) . — ...... 

12— Chasing a Rainbow (drama) 

in— Her Sister (drama) 

26 — A Breach of Faith (drama) 

November— Fee* 

2 — The Tale of a Cat (drama) 

9— Saints and Sinners (drama) . ......... 

16— The Return (drama) ,. *..- 

November — Fee' 

■>« n„. r-nnrtlng of Mary (comedy) 

December — Feet 

3 — Love Needs Not Showers (drama).. 


Monday — Lubln. Pathe. Selig. Btograph, Hal- 
em, Vita graph. 

Tuesday — Edison, Selig, Gaumont-Kleine, Hss- 
anay, Vltagraph, Path*. 

Wednesday — Edison, Kalem. Ecllpse-Klelne, Pa- 
the, Lubln. Vltagraph. 

Thursday — Blograpb, Lubln. M-lles, Sells, Pa- 
the, Essanay. 

Friday — Edison, Pathe, Vltagraph, Essanay, 
Kalem, Selig. 

Saturday— Lubin, Pathe, Gaumout, Kleine, Vlta- 
graph, Essanay, Edison. 

October— Feet 

3 — Eugene Wrayburn (drama) 1000 

4 — The Summer Girl (comedy) ...1000 

8— Foul Play. Part 1 (drama) 

« — Fool Play, Part 2 (drama) 

6 — Foul Play, Part 3 (drama) 

7 — Leaves of a Romance (drama) ........1000 

10— How Mrs. Murray Saved the American 

army (historical drama) 1000 

11 — Mae's Suitors (comedy) 1000 

13— At the Threshold of Life (edocationat)lOOO 

14— Her Wedding Ring (drama) . 1000 

17— An Old Sweetheart of Mine (drama) — 94S 

18— Mike's Hero (comedy) (split reel).. 650 
18 — Launching of the Battleship Rlvadavie 

(descriptive) (split reel) 858 

20— A Conspiracy Against the King (dra- 
ma) ..1000 

21— Three of a Kind (comedy) 1060 

24— A Day at West Point Military Acad- 

emy (descriptive) 1000 

25 — The Fairies' Banquet (comedy) (split 

reel) - 400 

25— How the Telephone Came to Town . 
(comedy) (split reel) .■ 600 

27 — An Island Comedy (comedy) 1000 

28— The Eld from the Elondyke (comedy) 1000 
31— The Reform Candidate (drama) . 1000 

November — Feet 
1 — The Rise and Fall of Weary WlHle 
(comedy) 1M0 

8— The Girl and the Motor Boat (drama). 1000 

4— Love and Hatred (drama) ..MOO 

T— A Modern Cinderella (comedy) 1000 

8 — Logan's Babies (comedy) -1000 

tO—The Black Arrow (drama) 1000 

11 — Willie Wise and His Motor Boat "(com- _ 

edy) (split reel) 850 

11 — Icebergs Off the Coast of Labrador 

(descriptive) (split reel) 840 

14 — Ludwlg from Germany (comedy) ....1000 

15 — The Living Peach (comedy) ... ...1000 

17— The Ghost's Warning (drama) 1000 

18— The Story of the Indian Ledge (drama) 1000 
81— Life in the United States Army (de- 
scriptive) 1000 

22— The Bo' Sun's Watch (comedy) 1008 

24— Home (drama) 1000 

25— A Perilous Bide (drama) ion" 

28— The Lure of the City (drama) 1000 

29— The Troubles of A. Butler (comedy) .1000 
December— Feet 

1 — Pull for the Shore, Sailor (drama). ..1000 

5— A Man for AH That (dramaV ........ WOO 

5— The Awakening of John Bond (drama) 1000 

6 — John Brown's Heir (comedy) — — 1000 

8— The Heart of Nichette (drama) 985 

9 — The Daisy Cowboys (comedy) 990 


October — ., FJbjJ 

31 — Outwitting Papa (comedy) .... 1008 

November— - - - Feet 

2— The Right John Smith (comedy) (split 

reel) 884 

2— HI Feathertop at the Fair (comedy) 

(splits reel) 638 

3 — Bill Bumper's- Bargain (comedy) ...1000 

4— The Outlaw Deputy (drama) 1000 

T— He Fought for the U. S. A. (drama) 1000 

-9— Showing Uncle (comedy) (split reel).. 400 
a— Gee Whla! (comedy) (spilt reel) -..,-800 

10— The Empty Saddle (drama) ..1000 

11— The Girl Back East (drama) 1000 

14 — Hubby's Scheme (comedy) 1000 

16— President Taft at San Francisco (tuple- 

al) .-..< ......ilOOO 

: IT— The • Point of View (comedy) (spUt 

reel) 1000 

IT — Excess Baggage (comedy) (spilt reel) 
18— The Cattle Rustler's Father (drama) . .1000 
21— Too Much Turkey (comedy) 1000 

23— Old Fidelity (drama) 1000 

■24— At the Stroke »f Twelve (drama) 1000 

2S — The Desert Claim (drama) lnnn 

28— A Football Hero (drama) 1000 

80— Little Red Riding Hood (drama) (spilt 


SO— 'Twas Ever Thus (comedy) (split reel) 
December — Feet 

1— Thi Qulnceville "Raffle (comedy) ....1000 
'» — 'Che M«nntalu Law tdratna) .. ..1000 

5 — The Madman (drama) .1000 

T— The Long Strike (drama) lOoti 

8— -Gett'ng Even With Emily (enmedy) 

(split reel) 

S— Strav Bullets (romrdv) (split reel) ..10fl0 
0 — A Frontier Doctor (drama) looo 

October— Feet 

15— The Inventor's Secret (comedy) (split 


58— The Long Road (drama) 

80 — Love In the Hills (drama) 

tovember — Feet 

2 — A Victim of Circumstances (comedy) 

(split reel) 

3 — Their First Divorce Case (comedy) 

(split reel) 

8 — The Battle (drama) 

8— The Trail of the Books (drama) .... 
IS — Dooley's Scheme (comedy) (split reel) 
8 — Won Through a Medium (comedy) 

'snllt reel) 

'«— Through Darkened Veils (drama) ... 

20 — The MIseT's Heart (drama) 

23 — Resourceful Lovers (comedy-drama) 

(split reel I 


T It e Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

23 — Her Mother Interferes (drama) (split 

: reel) 

27— Sunshine Through the Dark (drama) . . 

30— A, Woman Scorned (drama) ' 

December — STeet 

4 — Why He Gave Up (comedy 1 (split reel) 

4— Abe Gets Even With Father (comedy) 

(split reel) 

■7 — The Failure (drama) 

t : 8ELIG. 

October — i= « ; - •— Feet 
13 — Mating a Six-Ton Cheese (educational) 

S^'-fsplit reel) 575 

It— Making a Man of Him (comedy-drama) 1000 
17 — On Separate Paths (drama) 1000 

19 — How They Stopped the Bun on the 

Bank (comedy) 1000 

ao— His Better Self (drama) 1000 

23 — Coals of Fire (drama) 1000 

24 — why the Sheriff Is a Bachelor (drama) 1000 

26— Lost in the Jungle (drama) 1070 

27— A Painter's Idyl (drama) 1000 

to — Little InJIn (comedy-drama) 1000 

31— Captain Brand's Wife (drama) 1000 

November— Feet 

2— The Inner Mind (detective) 1000 

I — His First Long Trousers (comedy) 
(split reel) 600 

5 — Seeing Indianapolis (travel) (split 

Fed ) *>*«>*«>*e>*»»**.«,«^" 500 

8 — The Coquette (drama) 1000 

7 — Western Hearts (drama) 1000 

9— Old Billy (drama) 1000 

10 — Lieut. Gray, C. S. A. (drama) 1000 

13 — In the Days of Gold (drama) 

14 — The Bootlegger (drama) 

16 — The New Superintendent (drama) 

17— A Spanish Wooing (drama) ..: 

80— The Convert of San Clemeote (drama) 
21— The Night Herder (drama) 

23— Iilackbeard (drama) ..; 

24 — Getting Married (comedy) •. 

October — Feet 

24 — Wig Wag (drama) 1000 

36 — Aunt Huldao. Matchmaker (comedy- 
drama) 1000 

27 — Kitty and the Cowboys (comedy) ....1000 

28 — Regeneration (drama) 1000 

50 — Captain Barnacle. Diplomat (comedy- 

drama) ......1090 

51— Madge of toe Mountains (drama) ....1000 
November — Feet 

I — Southern Soldier's Sacrifice (drama) .1000 

t — The Gossip (comedy) 1000 

4 — A Message from Beyond' (drama) ....1000 

8 — Her Cowboy Lover (drama) 1000 

7 — Auld Lang Syne, Reel 1 (drama) ....1000 

7— Anld Lang Syne. Reel 2 (drama) 1000 

. 8— Arbutus (drama) 1000 

10 — Who's Who (comedy) 1000 

II — How Tommy Saved His Father (com- 

edy) 1000 

15— Suffer Little Children (drama) 1000 

14— The" Girl and the Sheriff (comedy) . 

14— The Girl and the Sheriff (drama) ...1000 

15 — Their Charming Mama (comedy-drama) 1000 

17— The Little Spy (drama) 1000 

18— Yltagrapb Monthly (current) 

20 — Heroes of the Mutiny (drama) 1000 

21— Wistaria (drama) 1000 

22 — The Half-breed's Daughter (drama) .. 1000 
'24— An Innocent Burglar (comedy) 1000 

W— The- Life Boat (drama) 1000 

27— IhelPoIIticIaris Dream (comedy) 1000 

28 — The- Freshet (drama) 1000 

29 — The Voiceless Message (drama) 1000 

Deeemher — Feet 

1 — His Last Cent (drama) 1000 

2— Ttie HiiMklmr Ree iromedv) WOO 

4- ^-Tbe. Patch-Work Qnilt (drama) 1000 

5 — The Hypnotist (comedy) (spilt reel) . . 

5— A Slight Mistake (comedy) (spUt reel) 1000 

6— The Black Chasm (drama) lono 

8— The Sick Man from the East (drama) . .1000 

9— His Wife's Secret (comedy) 1000 

George Kleins. 
October — Feet 
U— Making Cheddar Cheese (Industrial) 

(spUt reel) ... 342 

18— Ordered to Move On (drama) (split 

reel) i -- BOB 

18— Madeira. Portugal (travel) (split reel) 385 

25 — A Woman's Slave (drama) 950 

tfotember — Feet 

t — Trapped, or The Incriminating Thumb 

Print (drama) 075 

*— An Eye for an Eye. or The Last Days 
of King Henry III of France (histor- 
ical drama) 1000 

-15 — The Fllndu Jewel Mystery (drama) ...1015 

12— Guy Fawkea (drama) 1010 

29 — The Mysterious Stranger (drama) (split 

reel) '. 610 

29— Salt Industry in Sicily (Industrial) 

(spilt reel) 372 

"DecembBrT-s:.-__ _"' • Feet 

6— The Luckless Banker (drama) 1002 

: MELIE8. 

October — Feet 

19 — The Cross of Pearls (drama) 1000 

i 26— A Gypsy Bride (dramas 1000 

November— Feet 
2-^-Rlght or Wrong (drama) (spilt reel) 360 
2— Mexican as It Mm • Spoken (comedy) 

(split reel) 590 

9— The Spar of Necessity (drama) 1000 

IB— The. Miser Miner (drama* 1000 

I 23 — An' Oil Country Romance (drama) 1000 

¥30— The Reason Why (comedy) 1000 

^December- — — - Feet 
5 - »— * Wo«to!-n ' Ctrl 1000 

1 14— The Better Man (drama) 1000 

% George Seine. 
; October — Feef 
€ 28— Pridolin. or the Walk to the Iron Form- 
s' tain (drama) (split reel) S78 

Ti 28— The Principality of Monaco (travel) 

f <*pl*» »eel) 400 

31 — The Widower (drama) 1020 

November — s Feet 

4 4 — The Jesting Princess (comedy-drama) 

* (split reel) 787 

4 — Beljdan Cavalry at Exercise (military) 
I (split reel) 260 

7— The Vagabond . (drama) (split reel).. 623 
7— A Trip In a Dirigible BaIIoon( topical) 

(spilt reel) 331 

11 — The Hour of Execution (colored) (dra- 

ma) (spilt reel) 787 

-11— Manresa, a Spanish . Town (travel) 

(split reel) 200 

14 — Jlmmle ana His Country Uncle (com- 
edy) (split reel) 820 

14 — The Outskirts of Paris (colored) (scen- 
ic) (spilt reel) 164 

18— The Reckoning (drama) (split reel). 875 
t« — a Trln to Saxony (travel) (split reel). 150 
21— The Sealed Confession (drama) (split 

reel) .: 900 


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25 — The Escape from the Dungeon (drama i 

(split reel) gjj 

25 — Cave Homes in the Canary Ulandi 

(Bcenic) (spilt reel) tsn 

28— A Busy Cnpld (colored) (fiction) (split 
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28— A Review of the Austrian Army (topic- 

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December — |w 

2 — The Promoter (drama) » mj 

5— The Challenge (drama) (spilt reel) ..825 

5 — Jimmie Tricks the Landlady (comedy) 

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0 — Camoens. the Portuguese Shakespeare 

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9 — Important Scenes in Paris (travel) ., 320 


October — i>eu 
30— For Her Brother's Sake (drama) .... 
November — p Mt 

1— The Greatest of Engineering FsiU 

(Instrnc.) (split reel) 

1 — The Plot Against Bertie (comedy) 
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3 — The Price of Ambition (drama) , 

6— The Luck of Reckless Reddy (comedy) 
8 — White Brave's Heritage (drama) .... 

10 — The Engineer's Daughter Idrama) .. 
13 — When California Waa Won (drama) .. 
1R— The Desert Well (drama) 

17 — The Fishermald of Ballydavld (drama) 
20 — Dan. the Lighthouse Keeper (drama) 

22— How Texas Got Left (drama) 

24 — The Temptation of Rodney Vane 


27— The American InBHrrecto (drama) ... 

29 — Among the Irish .Fisher -Folk (descrip- 

tive) (split reel) 

29— The Franciscan Friars of Klllarney, 
Ireland (descriptive) (split reel) ... 
December — Feet 
1 — How Betty Captured the Outlaw (com- 
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1— A Glimpse Into Yellowstone National 

Park (scenic) (spilt reel) 

* — *Tab-n«-Poene (three -reels) (drama) 

0— The Lens Arm of the Law (drama) 


October — F»t 

28— Love's Victory (drama) 

80 — Somebody's Mother (drama) 

November — Feet 

1 — A Gay Time In New York City (com- 

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2 — One on Reno (comedy-drama) ........1000 

4 — The Mexican (drama) 1000 

8 — Aunt Jane's Legacy (comedy) 1000 

8 — Who Owub the Baby (drama) 1800 

9 — lack's Umbrella (comedy) 1000 

11 — The House that lack Built (drama) . .1000 
IS — His Cfcnrni. Oirl Wife (drama) 1000 

15 — Some Mother In-Law (comedy I 1000 

16— A Newsboy's Lack (drama) 1000 

18 — A Romance of the 60' s (drama) ....1000 
20 — «t rtrnther Aenstlno firrama) J nor 

22 — The Ranchman's Daughter (drama) ..1000 

23 — A Blind Deception (comedy-drama) ..1000 

25 — His Brother's Double (comody-drama)iono 
27— The Man in the Taxi (comedy) lOOn 

29 — An Actor in a New Bole (comedy) 

(split reel) 60n 

20 — The Crab Industry (Educational) (split 

reel) 400 

30 — A Nicotine Conspiracy (comedy) 1000 

December — Feet 

2 — Western Chivalry (comedy-drama) ...1000 

4 — A Head for Business (drama) innn 

8— Sins of the Father (drama) 1000 

7 — Love's Labor Lost (comedy) 1000 


October — Feet 

31— Pathe'a Weekly No. 44 (current) 

November — Feel 

1— Love Molds Labor (drama) 941 

2 — A Slonx Lover's Strategy (drama)... 800 

3 — An Episode Under Henry 111. (drama) 908 

4 — The Coward (drama) 1000 

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T— Uncle's Money (comedy) (split red) . . K» 
T— Making Artificial Flowers (industrial) 

(split reel) 8*1 

5— The Story of the Typewriter (Indus- 

trial) MO 

8— The Terms sr the Win (drama) (ipUt 

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9— Review of the Parts O arils— ta eerie) 

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10— The Bandlfa Bride (drama) tsfdk _ 

reel) J™ 

1ft— The Astl" (aerobe tie) (SpUt net) .•••*•* 

11 — Love's Renunciation (drama) 

13 — Pa the". Weekly. No. 46 (ewrant) 

14— The Birth of a Flower (edoc.) (split 

reel) . 2* 

14— Vendetta (coi.V (drams! (spUt reel).. JJJ 

16— A Brother in Ana (drama 1 *£ 

16— A Western Postmistress (drama)...- JJ 
IT— The Daughter of the Clews (drama)... J" 

in — Th» ■Rennrter (drams-1 I 001 

20— Pathe'a Weekly No. 4T (enrrent) • 

21— Cain and Abel (colored) TblbHetl) _1 
(split reel) 

(scenic) (spilt reel) JJJ 

23— Oowbov Life (srerrle) (arilt r**i)..... ; "1 
28— The Kloday Bqnluortsfc. (acrobatic) „„ 

(sollt reel) • »■ 

24 — Two Daughters of fisnoa (drama) _ 

(sollt rsel) ••; 

24— Comic Games In Singapore (scenic) 

(split reel) - ,Sa 

9S— Tbo T*m* Veelrtseo f drams t 10W 

27— Pathe's Weekly No. 48 (cm-rent) ..... 

28 — Romance of the Mummy (drama) (split 

reel) TW 

28— Picturesque Hungary (travel) (spin „„ 

reel) • 

21) — Tncemllary Indiana (drama! (spilt reel) 81» 
20 — Glimpses of San • Francisco (scenic) ■ 

(spilt reel) 

30 — Oh. What a Thanksgiving Day (com- 

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30— A T.lfc-Snvlng S rno oi i n Australia (edu- 

callonal) (spilt reel) 

December — *JX 
1— Hover Is Jenlous (drama) (split reel) 600 
1— Capturing Polar Bear Cuba (descriptive) ■> 
(spilt reel) S 20 

1— Exnmlnatlnn of the Stomach by X-Ravs 

(descriptive) (split reel) JJ; 

2 — A Bear Hunt Romance (drama) 

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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


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recorded as soon as received. 

Singer Bros., S3 Bowery. X. Y. C. 

Soure Co., 220 Xadison St.. Chicago. ' 


It. Louis Sticker Co.. 105 Pine St.. St. Louis. 

Belmont Sisters Balloon Co.. Reed City, Mich. 
Miss Dorothy* l>e Vonda. Monroe. Wis. 
Prof, Chas. Schwartz. Humboldt. Tenn. 


Advertising; 3508 McLean ate., Chicago. 
Aeronantic Sup. Co.. 3032 Olive st_. St. Loots. 
Box .78. Madison Square. New Tort City. 


Aulas'. J. Cooyue, .1308 McLean are., Chicago. 


African Dip Co.. Box 34. Zanesvllle. . O. 


B. Niepage. 188 Bay St.. Toronto.- Can. 


Berschell.gpHInuni C-.. No. Tonawanda, N; Y. 

C. W. Purser, Leavenworth. Kan.: 


Wm. Bartels Co.. 42 Cortiandt sr.. N. Y. C. 
Unwopd H. Flint. North Waterford. Maine. 
Bone's Zoo Arena, Kansas City, Mo., and Den- 
ver. Colo. 

tools Ruhe. 248 Grand St.. New York City, 
wens *. Majckenseu, Yardley. Pa. . 


Sovelty Slide Co.. 20 E. 14th st. n! Y. dry. 


I. H. HaUberg. 36 E. 23d Bt., N. Y. C. 

L- Kiewert Co.. 114 Huron St.. Milwaukee, 


dt Lauclls Co.. 41T Clinton St.. Chicago. 

C - H ^,' Trainer Mfg. Co.. 80 Peart st. 

Thott. A. Edison. Inc.. Orange. N. J 

V^i 5' JS* ,son - Inc - Orange. • N. J. 
H p-oiSS^',?? 230 Kew York City. 
, H- Powty}_Co.. 143 Nassau st, New York City. 

' . 1 . .i MENTS. • 
f^on^rHeWly. 205 Wabash ave.. Chicago. 
M. Welte i; Sons. 273 5th ave.. New York 
Bno^ph cy&Mitevr c., ciuclnaitf and Chicago. 


DeMoulin Bros. & Co.. Crecnville. III. 
"^2£d? O r' " W1 WoodIal " i «eva-. 


S CbJ^ r iJl B,lIk,0a C °- 2405 C>5*«™ ave., 

Cincinnati Novelty Co., 204 15th St., Cincinnati. 


peMonlin Bros. & Co.. Greenville, III. 
ff^ta-fL i J' 2u5 Wabash ave.. Chicago. 

Welte & bona. 273 5th ave.. New York 
Budolnb. Wurlltzcr Co.. c^unst? and Chicago. 


*'**t Chlcag^ AWBinS Co • 22 28 x - Desplaines 


t K«n^ r 'cit^ a Sit. V ' IIe Cire,,it - Cratnry BIds ' 


MT-j Stein Cosmetic Co.. 120 W. 31st st.. N. Y. C 


; Ox-Hydrogen Gas Manufacturers, 
thi Capital Merchandise Co.. 223 Dearborn st.. 

Cincinnati Calcium Light Co.. 108 4th st.. Cln'tL 
Brier Bros.. 604 Olive St.. St. Louis. Mo. 
3U Louis Calcium Light Co.. 516 Elm sr., St. 

Louis, 'Mo. . 
Wdstewi Calcium Light Works. 186 Hastings 
Detroit. Mich. B 


r- Kratz. Evansville. Ind. 
T -J,J-^lchol & Co., Pearl & Ludlow sts., Cln- 

w".f S. Mountford. 100 Maiden Lane, N. Y. City. 

Cleveland Cane Co.. Cleveland. ©. 

Coe, Yonge & Co., DOS Lucas ave., St. Loots, Mo. 

Goldsmith Toy Imp. Co.. 122 E. 4th st.. Cln'tL 

Naaaella Bros.. S2 Atlantic ave., Boston, Mass. 
Newman Mfg. Co., 641 Woodland ave., Cleve- 
land, O. 

S. Schoen & Son. SO Ann at.. New York City. 
Shryock-Todd Pa.. 824 N. 8th st.. St. Lonla. 
N. Shure Co., 220 Madison at., Chicago. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery, New York City. 


J. H. Hallberg. 36 E. 23d st.. New York City. 
Chas L. Kiewert Co.,, 114 Huron St.. Milwaukee, 


G. A. Dentxel, 3641 Gexmautown ave.. Pbila. 

F. Dolle's Carousel Works. Box 119, Hudson 

Heights. N. J. 
Herschell-Splllman Co., No. Tnuawanda, N. Y. 
W. P. Mangels Co.. Coney Island. N. Y. 
C. W. Parker. Leavenworth and Abilene, Kan. 

CARS (R. R.) 

Arms Palace Horse Car Co., Monadnock Block, 


B. G. Adams * Co., Rochester. N. Y. 
A. Colker Mfg. Co., 6th & Brighton. Newport, 

Helmet Co.. Inc.. 12 W. 6th St. Cincinnati. 0. 
Toledo Chewing Gum Co.. 406 Jackson St., To- 
ledo, O. 


L. Denebeln & Son, 1222-34 Oak St.. Kansas 
City, Mo. 


Novelty Machine Co., 2 Rector St., N. Y. C. 

New and Second-Hand. 

TJ. S. Tent & Awning Co., 22-28 N. Desplaines 
St. Chicago. 

Cagea, Dena and Band Chariots. 
Beggs Wagon Co., Kansas City, Mo. 
Sullivan & Eagle. 15 Canal st.. Pern Ind. 


H. Stein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31st St., N. Y. C. 


Coaster Constr. Co., 540 W. 21st St.. N. Y. City. 
Paul D. Howse. Ocean Park. Cal. 


J£. Btein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31»t st.. N. Y. C. 

Port Wayne Electric Works, Port Wayne, Ind. 

A.-T. Diet*. 127 Michigan st.. Toledo. O. 


Lanier & Driesbach, 248 Butler Cincinnati, O. 

A. T. Dletx. 127 Michigan St.. Toledo. 0. 
E. R. Knott Machine Co., 156 Pearl St., Boston. 

W. Z. Long, 172 High at., Springfield. 0. 

Bueckhelm Bros. & Eckstein, Harrison & Pe- 
oria, Chicago, .111.. 


Wm. R_ Johnson. 80 Pike «t_. Seattle, Wash. 

St- Lonla Confetti Co.. 2 S. Commercial it., St. 
Louis, Mo. 

C S. Fireworks Co., Memphis, Tenn.; St. Louis. 

Western Bargain House, 272 E. Madison. Ch'go. 


W. Z. Long, 172 High at., Springfield, 0. 

Eye-Brow Pencils, face Powder, eta 

Chas. Meyer, 28 Union Square, N. Y. C. 


Carnival Costume Co., 267 N. Water at., Mil- 
waukee. Wis. 
Frftx Stoultz & Co.. 75-77 E. Lake St., Chicago. 


Worthlnpion Scenic Studio, 109 E. Joseph St., 

Mlshawaka, Ind. 

Carl Hagenbecfc, S. A. Stephan. American Agt., 
Zoo. Cincinnati. 


•Wto. Beck & Son Co., 10-12 Garfield Place, Cln- 
. . cinnati. 

Fair and Park Amusements. 

Claude L.' Hagen, Room 501 1432 Broadway, 
New York City. 


J. H. Hallberg. 36- E. 23d St.. New York City. 


Callle Bros. Co., Detroit. Mich. 
Chas. A. Strellnger Co., Detroit. Mich. 


Fixtures and Reflectors for Direct or Indirect 

National X-Ray Reflector Co., 229 Jackson Blvd., 


W. F. Mangels Co., Coney Island, N. Y. 

Jos. Mencben. 380 W. 50th St.. N. Y. C. 
Universal Electric Stage Lighting Co., 1391 
Broadway, N. Y. C. 


Chas. L. Kiewert Co.. 114 Huron sL, Milwaukee, 


M. Stein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31st St.. N. Y. C. 


M. Stein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31«t St., N. Y. C. 


Slack Mfg. Co., 10 N. Franklin St.. Chicago. 

DeWitt Sisters. 147 W. 46th r>.. Chicago. 

Holiday Novelty Mfg. Co., 27 E. 4th it., New 
York City. 


National Tissue Mfg. Co.. 805-C07 Bergen St., 
Brooklyn. N. Y. 


Manufacturer!. Dealert in and Beotai Bureau!. 

Acme Film Co.. 12 E. 15th at.. New York. 

American Film Brokers. 5 W. 14th' St., N. Y. C. 

Anti-Trust Film Co., 77 S. Clark at., Chicago. 

Chicago Film Exchange. 46 Jackson Blvd., Chi- 
cago: Omaha. 

Cincinnati-Buckeye Film Exchange, N. E. cor. 
4th & Plum. . . 

Columbia Film Co., 301 W. 37th St.. N. Y. C. 

Dixie Film Exchange, Owensboro, Ky. 

H. Davis. Wstertown. Wis. _ 

Thos. A. Edison. Inc., 10 Fifth ave.. S. X. C 
and Orange N.J. 

H. & H. Film Service, 300 Monadnock Block. 
Chicago. 111. 

J. II. HaUberg. 36 E. 2M St.. New York City. 

International Film Traders. 5 W. 14th St.. X. 
Y. C. 

Kinemacolor Co. of America. 145 W. 45th St., 
New York City. 

Laemmle Film Service, WO Lake St., Chicago: 
Evansvllle, Ind.; Memphis, Tt'nn.: Omaha. 
Neb.; Salt Lake City, Utah: Minneapolis. 
Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Montreal. Que., Can.: 
Winnipeg, Man.. Can. 

Murphy. C. J., Elyrla. O. 

Nestor Film Co., 147-107 4th ave., N. Y. C. 

Nov. Mov. Pict. Co., 422 Turk St., San Fran- 

Reliable Film Ex.. Room 2«0. 440 S. Dearborn 
St.. Chicago. 111. 

The Powers Co., 241st St., & Wakefield ave.. 
New York City. 

St. Paul Film Rental Agency. S. It. Thompson, 
prop.. 56 E. 7th St., Suite 205, St. Paul, Minn. 

Solas Co.. 147 4th ave... New York City. 

Swanson-Crawford Film Exchange. 1041-45 Lo 
eust st.. St. Louis, Mo.; Louisville. Ky.: New 
Orleans, La. 

Tfannbnuser Co., New Rocliclle, N. Y. 

C. S. Film- Exchange, 53S S. Dearborn St.. Chi- 


Chicago Film Brokers, cor. P-t-rnard & Aluslet* 
sts., Chicago. 

General Film Brokers, 23 B. Jackson Blvd.. Chi- 
cago, III. 


Thos. A. Edison, Inc.. Orange, X. J. 

J. H. Hallberg, 36 E. 23d St.. New York Ciry. 


The Anti-Pyros Co., 170 Green st., N. Y. City. 


Gregory Fireworks Co., 25 N. Dearborn St., Chi- 
cago, III. 

Hitt Fireworks Co., Columbia Sta.. Seattle. 

International Fireworks Co.. Jersey City, N. J. 
Pain Fireworks Display Co.. 1320 Wabash are.. 

United Fireworks Co., Trenton. N. J. 


0. 8. Tent & Awning Co., 22-28 N. DeBplatnes 
St., Chicago. 


M. L. Schlneter, 103 S. Canal st.. Chicago. 


Spindles, dab House Furniture, etc. 
H. C. Evans & Co., 102 Van Bnren st., Chicago. 


W. Z. Long. 172 High St., Springfield. 0. 

Hake-Hp Boxes, Cold Cream, etc. 
The Bess Co., Rochester, N. Y. 
M. Stein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31st St., N. Y. C. 


The Hess Co. (Cherryola and Rubyllp). Roch- 
ester. N. Y. 

Flumes and Trappings for Circus and Adver- 
tising Use. 

Schaembs Flume Co., 612 Metropolitan ave., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Hotel Frederick (strictly professional!. 1647 

Payne are., Cleveland. 0. 
Grand Opera House Hotel; European; Wm. 

Sprinks, proprietor, Toronto. Cauada. 


M. D. Betts, Station G, Jackson. Mfch. 

Klngery Mfg. Co.. Cincinnati, O. 


Safety Electric Co., 15 .Michigan ave., Chicago. 


W. H. Barton, Gordon. Xeb. 

S; Bower, 117 Harman St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Taklto. Ogawa & Co.. 160 E. Lake St., Chicago. 


For . Stage Use. 
Bennett Jewelry Co.. 1043 N. loth st., Pbila. 
Coe, Yonge & Co., »i>3 Lucas ave.. St. Louis. 
N. Shure Co.. 220 Madison St.. Chicago. 
Shryock-Todd Co., 824 N. 8th st.. St. Louis, Mo. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery. New York City. 


Edw. Van Wyek, 10(13 Pnllan ave.. Cincinnati. 


Cleveland Cane Co., Cleveland, O. 
Goldberg Jewelry Co., Ill W. 0th St., Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Newman Mfg. Co., 641 Woodland ave.. Cleve- 
land, O. 

Singer Bros., 82 Bowery. N. Y. C. 
Harry L. Welsbaum, 214 E. Madison st.. Ch'go. 
N. Shure Co.. 220 .Madison St.. Chicago. 
Shryock-Todd Co.. 824 N. 8th st., St. Louis, Mo. 


J.^JT. Naugbton, Hotel Mayer Bldg., Peoria. 


Beacons. Torches for Circus and Tent Shows, 

Bolte & Weyer. 125 8. Center are., Chicago, 111. 

Harding-Falrchlld Mantle Factory, 0320 Jack- 
son Park are., Chicago. 

C. S. Tent & Awning Co., 22-28 N. Deiulalnes 
at., Chicago. 

Windhorst A Co.. 104-106 N. 12th at.. St. Louis. 


Tbs Heu 00. (Youthful Tint) Roeheiter. N j. 

Stereopticona, etc 
Stebblus. Cbaa. M„ 1028 Main at, Kanaaa Chj. 


Vost A Co., 900 Filbert st., Philadelphia, Pa 


American Box Ball Co., 1260 Van Buren it 

Indianapolis, Ind. 
Aruittage & Gulnn. Sprlngvtlle, K Y. 
Rll Bridge Co.. Roodhouxe. III. 
Herschell-Splllman Co., No. Tnnawauda. N. Y 
W. F. Mangels Co., Coney Island, N, Y. 
C. W. Parker. Leavenworth. Kan. 
A. J. Smith. 3247 W. Van Bur.n St.. Chlcaar 
Wm. Wurfllelu, 20S N. 2d st.. Philadelphia. 


A. Ilernl. 220 W. 14th st.. New York City. 
Lyon & Healy, 205 Wabash ave., Chicago. 
North Tonawanda Musical Instrument Work« 

No. Tonawanda. N. Y. 
M. Welte & Sons. 273 '5th ave., N. Y. City. 
Rudolph Wurlltaer Co., Cincinnati and Chicago 

Francis Bannerman. 501 Broadway, N. Y. Clu 

American Film Brokers, 5 W. 14th st.. N. Y. t 
American. M. I'. Machine Co., 101 Beekman it. 

New York City. 
Amusement Supply Cc, 111 N. Dearborn St. 

Chicago. 111. 
Anti-Trust Film Co.. 77 S. Clark St.. Chicago 
Cincinnati-Buckeye Film Exchange, N. E. car. 

Fourth and Plum sts. 
Chicago - Film Exchange. 46 Jackson Blvd.. Chi 

cago; Omaha. 
Thos. A. Edison, Inc., 10 Fifth are., N. Y. C . 

Orange, N. J. 
J. H. Hallberg, 36 E. 23d st.. New York Cli- 
Ilarhach & Co.. 809 Filbert St.. Philadelphia. 

H. & H. Film Service, 360 Monadnock Block. 
Chicago. HI. 

Laemmle Film Service, 106 Lake st., Chicago: 

Evansvllle, Ind. ; Memphis, Tenn.; Omaha. 

Neb.; Salt Lake City. 1'tah: Minneapolis. 

Minn.; Portland, Ore.; Montreal. Que., Caa.: 

Winnipeg, Man., Can. 
Nicholas Power Co., 115 Nassau st.. X. Y. City 
Reliable Film Ex., Room 260. 440 S. Dearbor* 

st.. Chicago, III. 
Southern Film Ex., 245 Main St., Norfolk. Ya. 
Stebbins, Chas. M., 1028 Maiu St., Kansas City 


Swanson-Crawford Film Exchange. 1041-41 Lo- 
cust Bt., St. Louis. Mo.: Louisville. Ky.; New 
Orleans, La. 


I. Braunelss. 1012 Grant ave., Richmond HOI. 
N. Y. 


The Columbus Piano Co., Columbus. O. 
Lyon & Healy, 205 Wabash ave., Chicago. 
North -Tonawanda Musical Instrument Workf 

No. Tonawanda, N. Y. 
M. Welte & Sons, 273 5th ave.. New York CltJ 
Rudolph Wurlltser Co., Cincinnati and Cbleaga. 


M. Stein Cosmetic Co., 120 W. 31st at.. N. Y. f*. 


Coe, Yonge & Co., 905 Lucas are., St. Lonla 


M. Gerber, 729 Sooth St., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Goldsmith Toy Imp. Co.. 122 E. 4th ave., Ch> 
cinnati, O. 

Gordon & Morrison, 109-201 E. Madlaon at.. Chi 
cago. 111. 

Coldberg Jewelry Co., Ill W. 6th at.. Kama* 
City. Mo. 

Holiday Novelty Mfg. Co.. 27 E. 4th at., H*» 
York City. 

T. O. Mott, 711 S. Dearborn st.. Chicago, III 
Rudolph Bros., 520 S.° 6th st.. Philadelphia, Pa 
N. Shure Co.. 220 .Madison st.. Chicago, IB. 
Singer Bros.. 83 Bowery. New York City. 
St, Louis Confetti Co., 12 S. Commercial ml. 
St. Louis, Mo. 


American Seating Co.. 215 Wabash ave., Chlcaf- 

X. H. Andrews. 174 Wabash ave.. Chicago. 

Canile-Goudie Mfg. Co., 307 Delaware at.. Ka» 
sas City. Mo. 

J. II. Hallberg, 36 E. 23d St.. New York City. 

Hardesty Mfg. Co.. Canal Dover. O. 

I.eiirs Seating Co., 205 Houser Bldg., St. Lonll 

Royal Metal Mfg. Co., 1821 Dearborn St.. Chi- 
cago. III. 

Sleel Furniture Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 
13. H. Stafford Mfg. Co., Chicago, III. 
Wisconsin Lumber & Veneer Co., Port Wash 
Ington. Wis. 


The Corner Co.. 303 Maryland St., Buffalo, ». T. 
Kwenchathtrat Co.. 524 W. 1661 h st.. N. Y. City. 
Chas. T. .MorrlHsey Co., 3407 Ogdcn ave.. Cat 
cago. 111. 


C. F. Bath. Abilene. Kan. 

A. Ilernl, 220 W. 14th St.. New York City. 

Johannes S. Gebhardt Co., 703.'! Edmund 

Tacony. Philadelphia. Pa. 
Lyon * Healy. 205 Wabash ave,, Chicago, HI. 
John Muzzlo & Son, 17s Park Row. N. Y. Cltj 
North Tonawanda Musical Instrument Work" 

No. Tonawanda, N. Y. 
M. Welte & Sons. 273 5th ave.. New York City 
Rudolph Wurlllxer Co.. Cincinnati and Chlcai". 

(Natural, Perpetual.) 
Florida Natural Products Co., ' Fernaodlna, F>» 

American Decorating Co., 1405 E. Irving fart 
Blvd.. Chicago, 111. _ . 

Carnival Papier Mache Works. 205.268 W«' 
Water St.. Milwaukee. Wis. 


Coaster Constr. Co.. 540 W. 21st St.. N. Y. City. 
Paul D. Howse. Ocean Park, Cal. 

Victor J. Evans & Co., Washington, D. C. 

S. Catamaro & Co., Penn •»». * 22d it., P"^ 
hurg. Pa. 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 



KlDgfrr Mf(?. Co., Cincinnati. O. 

u Newman 1348 Fllmore «t„ Ban Francisco 
BidSph Itr*.. 820 8. 6tb Philadelphia, Pa. 


Voung & Curl, K. W. Cor. 7th & Vine at... Cin- 
cinnati, o. 


jimestown Ferrotype Co., 1113 S. Halstead st.. 
Cnleago, 111. 


.uier. Minute Photo Co., 720 W. 12th, Chicago. 
raieaL'o Ferrutrpe Co.. Ferrotype Bid*., Chicago. 
1 $'-««"<■ Phot" Supply CO., 1247 8. Halstead 

laI«iatlonal Me.tal & Ferrotype Co., 1282 Blue 

Island art'., Chicago. 
National Photo Machine Co., 85 Beaver at.. New 

Se^ r York ,5 Ferrotype Co., 108V4 Delancey a ., 
Vew York City. . . ■ _ 

w' s. Mountford. 100 Maiden Lane, N. Y. C. 

Dealers in. Authors, Agents and Broken. 

». E. Relm, 403 Grand ave., Milwaukee. Wla. 


Bradsuaw Co.. 288 Greenwich at., N. Y. City. 
Olrnbircer Popcorn Co.. 185 Seneca at., Bnt- 
falo, N. Y. 

Sueikki lm ]1m». & Eckstein. Harrison and Pe- 
oria sis.. Chicago. 

« z Long. 172 III;* at.. Springfield, O. 

«. K. Knott Machine Co., .156 Pearl St.. Eos- 
ton. Mass. 


Mwrooil U. Flint. North Waterford. Me. 

CMcago FVrrotype Co., Congress and I.anlu sts., 
Chicago, III. 

(■avdark Specialty Co.. Cass are.. St. Louis, Mo. 

Of Pictorial Posters. Big Type Stands, Stream- 
ers, ate. 

American Show Print Co.. Milwaukee, Wla. 
Donaldson LItho. Co.. Newport. Ky. 
Robert Wilmans, 170S Commerce at.. Dallas. 

Of Theatrical Letterheads, Contracts and Pro- 

Ohorch Printing Co., 416 Elm at., Cincinnati." 

Coaster Constr. Co.. 540 W. 21at St.. N. Y. City. 
McKay Construction Co., Rockefeller Bids., 
Cleveland. O. 


National Ticket Co., Snamokln, Pa. 

Hoyal Ticket Co., Snamokln. Pa. 

Weldon. Williama & Lick. Ft Smith. Ark. 


M. 8teln Coametlc Co., 120 W. 31st st.. N. V. r 


anubruscer. Columbus, O. 

- And Dealers in Scenery, etc 

Eugene Cox. 1528 Van Burcn St.. Chicago. 
Enkeboll Art Co., 5305 N. 27th at. Omaha. Neb. 
Jonn Herfurth, 2183 Boone at, CinclnnaU, O. 
The Myers Studios. Steubcnville. Ohio. 
Tbe New York Studios, 1001 Times Bldg.. New 
Vork City. 

Schell's Scenic Studio, 581 8. High st. Colum- 
bus. Ohio. 

Sosman & Landla Co., 417 S. Clinton at. Chi- 
cago, 111. 

r.wmey & Volland Scenic Co., 2312 Market at. 
St. Louis, Mo, 


Coaster Coiistr. Co.. 540 W. 21st St.. N. Y. City. 
Paul D. UWse, Ocean Park, Cal. 
«. F. Mangels Co.. Coney Island, N. Y. 

hurt. Film Exebange. Oweuaboro, Ky. 


Berry-Wood Pluno Player Co., Kansas City, Mo. 
t?'°?. & . "enly, 11)3 Wabash nve., Chicago. 
d ■ , , * s " Wi - ' jr " t 0, h are., N. Y. City. 
Kudolph Wurlltier Co.. Cincinnati and Chicago. 


Olanmnd Novelty Co.. Schcneetady, X. Y. 
t. fc. Ulpjde. StO Vine St., Pbll., Pa. 
f.. 11. Hoffman & Sou. 3317 S. Irving ave., Chi- 
cago, 111. 

«/ -V ,,,, K ^1 •• , Co.. Coney Island. N. Y. 
V i » l ! a , rk cr. Leavenworth. Kan. 
i Si'ilth. 3247 W. ran nuren at., Chicago. 

land N p u Y 0 " Bl,; s, ' erluilB '» W« lk . Coney ls- 
Wm. WiirUlei'a, 208 N. 2d at, Phlla 

tiv"'u- 7 , 2S m,lu If,Un<1 ■»«•• Chicago. 

Sni. ! >i" . Ur0li - * °°- Greenville. III! 

Mlebol Art Co.. 5305 N. 27lll St., Omaha. Neb. 

S y '"' Co "' 106 Dr0 » dwi, y' Brooklyn, 

'j' ^ nk i?n? n - . 1724 F""»ore. st.. San Francl-co. 

land N Y " 2880 W " 8tB st - Coney la- 

' ndcaio" ni Awn ' C "" 28-28 N- D *»P , " ,n « , « 

Win. Nelson. No. Cambridge. Mass. 

1 te" J?, 0 . n ' ir S*"' 6 Co- H28 Washington 
l'l>d.. Chicago. 

C Henley, ltlcumond; Ind. 

"His IV... 1022 Main , t , Anderson. Ind. 

Manufacturers and Dealers in. 

O.^'i 11 ?. I,ru "-' Co - netrolt. Mich. 
Oiarnond Novell., Co.. Schenectady. N. Y. 

Lron' / l , l , wr .* Cn - * w 2 " «ve.. 1'lttsl.nrg. Pa. 
VM1. v If!?' „ 205 w »»»"h are., Chicago. 
whs Novelty Co.. Chicago. 

2l*. !** * Son», 27S 5th ave. N. Y. Clt». 
«i*.lpl. Wurllt«i Co.. CluTnnnVl and Chicago. 


Exhibit Supply Co.. 542 8. Dearborn at. Chicago. 


Armstrong Snake Co., San Antonio, Tex. 
Brownsville Snake Farm, Box 275, Brownsville. 

W. O'Dell Learn, San Antonio, Tex. 


Wm. W. Belaney, 117 Park K«w. N. Y. City. 

For Illustrated Bongs. 

Chicago Film Exchange, 46 Jackson Blvd.. Cni 

cago, Omaha. 
H. & H. Film Service, 360 Mouadnock Blk.. 

Chicago, III. 
Lnemmle Film Service, 196 Lake St., Chicago; 

Eransrille, Ind.: Memphis. Tenn.; Omaha, 

Neb.; Salt Lake City: Mlnneaiiolls, Minn.' 
' Portland. Ore.; Montreal, Que., Can.; Winul 

peg. Man.. Can. 
Swanson Crawford Film Exchange. 1401-5 Locust 

St.. 8t. Louis. Mo.; Louisville. Ky.; New Or 

leans. La. ' ■• 


Advance Buggy Co., Westfleld, Mass. 


Singer Bros., 82 Bowery, New York City. 

M. Stein Cosmetic Co.. 120 W. 31st st.. N. Y. C 

J. R. Clancey, 247 Sallna at., Syracuse. .58. -Y. 

*. H. Hallberg, 30 E. 23d St., New York City 
Jos. Mencken Electric Co., 360 W. 50th. et.. 
New York City. - 

For Fair Followers. 

Coe, Yonge & Co., 904 Lucas ave., St. Louis. 

Berk Bros., 529 Broadway. New York City. 

E. Bloch Merc. Co., 57-63 Battery st, Suu 

Francisco, Cal. 
E. M. Davis Soap Co., 310 Union Park Place. 


M. Gerber. 729 South St., Philadelphia. Pa. . 
Goldberg Jewelry Co., Ill W. 6th st.. Kansas 
City, Mo. 

Gordon & Morrison, 199-201 E. Madison. Chlcagu. 

Goldsmltb Top Imp. Co.. 122 E. 4th, Cincinnati. 

Holiday Novelty Mfg. Co., 27 E. 4th st. New 
York City. 

Levin Bros., Terre Haute, Ind. 

T. O. Mott Co., 711 S. Dearborn st, Chicago. 

Newman Mfg. Co., 641 Woodland are.. Cleve- 
land. 0. 

Budolph Bros.. 520 8. 5th st.. Phlla., Pa. 
Shryock-Todd Co.. 824 N. 8th st. St. Louis, Mo. 
N. Shore. 200 Madison st, Chicago. 111. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery. New York City. 
Samuel Welnbans Co.. 720 Penn ave.. Pltts- 
. bnrg. Pa. 

narry Weishaum, 256 Madison st. Chicago. Ill 
Puxxle Works, 38 Jackson 




Paul. Minn. 


Ed. B. Brown, 411 Main at-, Peoria. III. 


Raker * Lockwood. 7th A Wyandotte sts., Kan- 
sas City, Mo. 

Geo. B. Carpenter & Co., 201 W. Illinois st, 
Chicago, III. 

Columbus Tent & Awn. Co.. Columbus. O. 

Carnie-Gondie Co., 307 Delaware st, Kansas 
City. Mo. 

Dougherty Bros.' Tent Co., 109 S. Main st, St. 

Louis: Mo. 
J. C- Goes & Co., Detroit, ' Mich. 
D.. M. Kerr Mfg. Co.. ' 1007 W. Madison St., 

Chicago, III. ' • - 
Tbe Kunkely Tent * Awning Co.. 183 South st.. 

New York City. 
W. H. Lushbaugfa. Covington. Ky. 
M. Magee. & Son. 147 Fnlton st. New York City. 
•Murray & Co., Inc., 640 Meridian st., .Chicago. 
John Sellers Sons, 1006-tuOS .Freeman ave,, Cin- 
• clnnatl, O. 

Thompson & Vandlveer. 816 E. ; Pearl st. Cin'tl. 
•D. 8. Tent & Awn. Co.; 22-28 N. Desplaiues 
St., Chicago. " 


Kanoeberg Roofing & Celling' Co., Canton, 0. ■, 


Wm. Beck & Sons Co., 10-12 Garfield- Place. Cin- 
cinnati. O. ■ r - t 

Chicago Costume Works,. 143v N^ Dearliorn St.. 
Chicago. ... 

A. Fueger. 521 Walnut st. St. I^uis, Mo. 

Whitney Scenic *; Costume Co.. as Wimln-anl 
ave., Detroit, Mich. ' 


John H. Crowell, 603. Security Bldg.. Chicago., 
111. . 

Jcdtn Gillespie Lumber Co.. Lumber and S. wnnl 
sts.. Chicago. , 


Callle Bros., Detroit, Mich. 


H. V. Bright, Strawn Bide Cleveland, tl. 


Arcus Ticket Co., .300, Dearborn st. Chicago. 

National Ticket Co.. Sliamokin, Pa. 

ltees Printing Co., 10th & Harney sts., Omaha. 

Itovnl Ticket Co.. Sliamokin. Pa. 

Trimount Press. S7 Albany st.. Boston, Mass. 

Weldon. Williams & Lick. Fort Smilh. Ark. 


Carl E. W. Welcome, .Box 302. Wcsttielil. Muss. 


Nnssolla Bros.. 32 Atlnntlc ave.. Poston. Mass. 
Geo. A. Paturel, 4t Warren st., N. Y. City. 
Shrynek-Todd Co.. 824 N. 8th St.. St. Louis. Mo. 
Singer Bros.. S2 Bowery. Now York Cily. i 

Thos. A. Edison, Inc., Orange. N. J. ! 


Bclher Trunk & Bag Co.. 1641 N. Hancock si.. ' 

Philadelphia. Pa. I 
B„ B. & B. Trnnk Co.. 447 Wood St.. Pittsburg. | 

Registering and Coin-Controlled Turnstiles. 

H. V. Bright Strawn Bldg.. Cleveland. 


DeMonlln Bros. A Co.. 1030 S. 4th st. Green- 
Tllle. 111. 

Jas. H. Hlrsch & Co., 208 Jackson it, Chicago, 
Western Uniform Co., 214 8. Clark at. Chicago. 


Pactfle Coast Amusement Co., American Bank 

Bldg., Seattle. Wash. 
Ted Sparks' Theatrical Exebange, Centnry 

Bldg., Kansas City, Mo. 


0. F. Ames. 217 E. 35th st. New York City. 


N. Shnre Co., 220 Madison St., Chicago, 111. 
Singer Bros., 82 Bowery, New York City. 


Percy EwIng'Snpply House. Decatur. 111. 


Putnam's Pet and wild Animal Store, 490 Wash 

tngton st., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Louis Ruhe, 248 Grand st. New York City. 


Juergens Jewelry Co.. 83 Chambers st.. N. Y. C. 
T. O. Mott, 711 S. Dearborn st.. Chicago. 


own Ferrotype Plates 
and Machines 

And sell direct to the 
Streetman: nates, l^i 
7i'2*/*, 75c per 103; 
■Mounts,20c per 100 and 
up; Button Plates, 75c 
per 100; Frames, <K»c 
per gross and up; De- 
veloper. 20c per pack- 
age- Developer free 
with every 500 Plates 
or Buttons. Write for 
our booklet. Cameras 
and Supplies. 

100 Maiden Lane, NEW YORK, N. Y. 


The Handcuff Kind 

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At Slot Machines, Dice. Cards, Faro, Ronlette,. 
Snlnilles. Fair Games, etc.. exposed. Get wise. 
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HAH. B. CO.; Box 1607, HAMMOND, IND. 




The finest line ever made. It's as 
good as •special paper. 




l#:<ds the way to yo«r surrpss. 
Xoiliuiff chest i«'ns ynur pmfes- 
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Artistic Circulars, Folders, Cards 

If ynii want the kind that wins 
and holds the reader's attention, 
• write, us. We are considered 
the leaders in small printing. 


416 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio. 

If You See It In Tbe Billboard Tell Them So. 

At Liberty -Balloonist 

All Occasions. 

Parachnte exblbltkuia extraordinary New. can- 
non act extraordinary. Write quick. Addxcw 
PROF. CHAS. SWARTZ, permanent address. 
Humboldt, Tenn. 


JACK L. BLEDSOE, Contracting Agent 

First time In three years. Can handle one or 
two-car shows. Post bills? Yes. Address 
G. D., Dallas, Texas. 



In good condition: new top, double engine. 
Price. SSOO DO. Also Ironwcrk for 28th Centnry 
Mel ry-g;>-rr.uml f.r sale.' Black Top. 24-tCO. 
used s!x weeks; one striped. 20x49: one Moving 
Pletnre Mncrjne for sale cheap. Address 1530 
\V«-sl Washington St.. Indlanapidis. Ind. 


Picture Aitra«tl;iu (spwlal), two reels; S 
styles Colcred -Posters and Window Cards (lat- 
est c-rt-tttlon I. Vi:tri*i territory (exclnslve state 
tiirhtl. LESLIE I>ERRIXG. Abilene. Kan. 


Uncle Tom Railroad Gar Outfit 

Give full particulars and price. 

P. O. Bex 806. Detroit, Mich. 

Al. W. Martin's U T. C. Go. 

Wants Piano Player double band; Cornet 
B. <fe O. ; Cornet, 2nd Fiddler or small 
parts; Union Stage Carpenter. .State 
salary. I pay all. 

WM. KIBBLE, 1 512 Tribune BIdg.,Gh.cago,l11. 


WASTED — Small Stuck Companies. Vaudeville 
Acts I two or more women), on percentage, 
three nights or a week. IJve ones, write for 
datts. fiALAX AMUSEMENT CO., Galax. Va. 

WANTED — Trip Drummer for Picture Theatre, 
who carries and plays full line of effects for 
pictures: bells also. Steady Job. Wire or write 
at once, but tell It all.' J. P. MERIWETHER, 
Palace Theatre, Newnan, Ga. 

SLOT MACHINES — I'in Gum. Operators, Bella. 
Ronlette Two-BItt Jack Pots, Done Stan (100). 
others. We sold more allKhtly-used machine* 
than anr other firm. There's a reason — square 
deal.' Goods guaranteed. SLOAN NOV., Sta- 
tion St.. Phlla. Ps 


May best be described as an elaboration of FlTa 
Hundred, which in turn Is a combination of 
Euchre and Bridge. It literally abounds In snares 
and pitfalls for tbe unwary, and subsequently 
provokes no end of mirth and hilarity. 

Price, 10 Cents, 

416 Elm Street - - Cincinnati. Obi*. 

This is our 75-cent Half-Tone, or 
a 3x4 for $1, cash with order 

Knoxville Engraving Co. 

515 lib Stmt HUniUE. IB*. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

Pdultry Shows 


Huntsvllle — Temi. Valley Poultry Assn. Nov. 
29-Dec. 2. Horace M. Layman, secy. 

Ft. Smith— Ft. Smith Poultrv & Pet Stock 
Assn. ncc. 11-16. .L. M. Cruson, secy., ali 
X. 6th *t. 

Utile Rock— Little Rock Poultry Assn. Dec. 

4-9-. Jas. V. Johnsuit, secy. 
Pine BIulT — Jefferson Co. Poultry Assn. Nor. 

27-Dee. 2. E. W. Phillips secy.. 1202 W. 

5th ave. 


Boulder — Northern Colorado Poultry Assn. Dee. 
is-22. Wallace G. Nelms. secy. 

Colorado Sprites — Pike's Peak Poultry Assn. 
Dee. 11-10. II. II. Chase, seoy. 

Denver— National Western Poultry Show. Jan. 
15-20. W. C. Scbumnnn secy., 400 S. Emer- 

Denver — Colorado Ponltry Fanciers* Assn. Jan. 

8-13. P. O. Pabor. seey.. Boulder. CoL 
Pueblo — Pueblo Poultrv Assn. Jan. 1-6. Geo. 
; Loom Is, secy.. Ill W. 4 th st 


San Diego— Fanciers' Club of San Diego. Jan. 
12-18. Evan V. Davis, secy., 3533 Easle st. 

Bridgeport— Bridgeport Poultry. Pigeon A Pet 

Stock Assn. Dec. 0-7. 
Meriden — Meruien Poultry Assn. "Dec. 20- Jan. 

1- L. T. Hedeler. secy. 
Waterbury — Waterbury Pet Stock & Ponltry 

Assn. Jan. 17-20. G. Fred Moore, secy., 16 

Baldwin ave. 
West HavL-n (Town Hall) — West Haxen Ponltry 

Assn. Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Wm. J. Maher. secy.. 

Box 1523. 


WIlmlngtH* ITnrn Hall) — Diamond Stite Pet 
Stock A Poultry Assn. Jan. 23-27. Chas. 
Simmons, secy. 


Atlanta — Geoieta Ponltry Assn. Jan. 8-13. C. 

C. Harwell, secy., 113 N. Pryor st. 
Atlanta — Southern International Ponltry Assn. 

Dec. 11-18. T. M. Poole, secy. Bos 943. 

Athens — Southern Ponltry Assn. Dec. 5-7. E. 

L. Grhrgs, secy. 
Columbus— Olombns Poultry Assn. Dec. 11-15. 

-J- S. Jenkins, secy. 
Dalton — l>.ilt»n Poultry Assn. Nor. 2S-Dec. 2. 

J. P. Weetherly. secy. 


Alton — Alton Poultry Assn. Nov- 3o-Dec. 2. Dr. 

6. K. Worden. secy.. Commercial (Bide. 
Aurora — Pox River Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 23-27. 

A. E. Prenler, secy., SI Fox st. 
Bloomlueton— Bloommeton Ponltry Assn. Jan. 

— . 1912 (three if ull weeks). E. L. Howard, 


Bine Island — North Eastern III. Fanciers' Assn. 
Jan. 17-20. Chas. P. Volp, secy., 437 York 

Champaign — Champaign Co. Poultry & Pet Stock 
Assn. Dec. 20-30. C. E. Cox, secy. 

Chicago (Coliseum Bile.) — Great Mid- West Poul- 
try A Pet Stock Assn. Dec. 14-19. Theo. 
Heweev secy.. Indianapolis. Ind. 

Chicago — Washington Heights Fanciers' Assn. 
Jan. 10-13. C. C. Collier, secy-. 0647 Logan 

DeKalb — KL+hwaufcee Ponltry A Fanciers' Assn. 
Jan. 22-27. Wm. W. Hyde, secy. 

Dixon — Dixon Poultry Assn. Jan. 22-27. Joe 
RotK'iauRb, secy. 

DnQnoIn — Southern 111. Poultry Assn. Nov. 27- 
Dee. 1. BVed C. Relss. secy. 

Farina — Farina Poultry A Pet Stock Assn. Dec, 
H-14. A. M. Wlhltford. secy. 

Galesburg— Galesburg Ponltry A Fanciers" Assn. 
Jan. 15-20. Fred W. Bohl, secy. 

Geneseo — Henry . Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 23-30. 
Pblneas Marronev secy. 

Hennepin — Hennepin Poultry Assn. Dec. 27-30. 
k W. H. Hammett, secy. 

ft. Jacksonville — Morgan Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 6- 
■ 9. Wm. B. Thompson, secy.. Scott iBlock. 
FKenney — Kenney Poultry Assn. Dec. 27-30. C. 

A. Florey. secy. 

Kankakee— Kankakee Poultry & Pet Stock Assn. 

Jan. 8-13. E. P. VInlng. secy., R. R. No. 4. 
Kewanee — Kewanee Poultry & Pet Stock Assn. 

Dec. 4-9. W. T. Pleree. -secy. - — 
Lincoln! — Logan Co. Ponltry Assn. Dec. 12-15. 

O. P. Mlttendorir, secy. 
Litchfield— Litchfield Poultry Show. ' Dec 5-8. 

B. Klrkpatrjck. secy. 

Mnrphysboro — Egyptian Poultry Assn. Dec. 12- 

15. O. L. Rawlins, secy.. 141* Gastrld ave. 
Polo— Polo Poultry Assn., Inc. Dec. 18-23, 

W. H. Snook, secy. . 
Princeton — Bureau County Poultry Assn. Dec. 

11-15. W. T. Nangle. secy. 
Rockford — Book ford Ponltry A Pet Stock Assn. 

Jan. 15-20- John A. Smith, secy., 408 Trust 


Rushvnie— Sdmyler Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 12- 
1 17. A- H. Dare. secy. - 

Salem — Marion Oo. Poultry Assn. afor. ! "29-Dec. 

2. Owen W. Lewis, secy.. 678 W. M-»tn st. 
Sparta — Fjrvptlan Poultry- & Pet' Stork Assn 

Dee. 19-21. W. V. McKelvey. secy. 
Springfield — Illinois State .Poultry Asm. Jan. 

1-6. Theo. S. McCoy., secy.. 817 N- 5th st. 
Staunton — Staunton Poultry Assn. Dec 26-29. 

Robert Tate. secy. 
Sterling — Sterling ^Poultry Assn. Dec; 18-23. 

A. T. Scovnie. secy. 
TaylorvBle — Cfarlsttro Oo. Ponltrv Assn. Nov. 

27-Dec. 2. C. A. iroxley. secy. 
Warsaw — Warsaw Poultry Assn. Nov. 2n-Dec. 

2. Wm. P. Kara secy. 
Waukegan. DL — Ponltry Fanciers' Assn. Jan, 

8-14. Root. Conolly. seey. 
W"«lstnek — MeHenrtr Co. Poultry A«sn. Jan 

3-7. Ed. L. Hayes, secy. 


Berne — Adams Co. Poultry A Corn Growers* As- 
soclatlon. Jan. 2-6. Samuel Simison, secy. 

Btnnmlngtoti — Monroe Co. Poultry Asst. Jan. 
15-20. W. J. Von Bebren. secy.. R. F. D. No. 

Converse — Miami Oo. Ponltry Assn. Dec. 19-23. 

C. B. Judy. secy. 

Evansville — Ohio Valley Fanciers' Assn. Jan, 

8-13. BT. J. Belmer. secy.. 113 Heinlein ave, 
Ft. Wayne — Poultry Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 17-22. 

J. C. L^weustein. secy.. 239 E. Columbia St. 
Greencastle — Pnrnam Co. Poultry Fanciers' 

Assn. Dec. 25-30. Henry 0'IIair, secy., Bain 

bridee, Ind. 

Honttngton — Huntington Ponltry A Pet Stock 
Assn. Jan. 16-20. Herbert Zahn. secy. 

Indianapolis— American White Orpington Clnb. 
Feb. 4. F S. BuIIington. secy.. Box 328. 
Richmond. Va. 

Kokome — Howard Co. Fanciers* Assn. Dec. 11- 

1G. Elmer Thomas, secy.. Center, Ind. 
Lafayette — Lafayette Poultry Clnb. Jan. 17-22. 
, Louis Stltz, Becy. 

LaGramge-^LaGranse Poultry Assn. Jan. 0-13. 

Ira Ford, secy. 
Laporte — Laporte Oo. Poultry Assn. Jan. 22- 

27. J.-, Osborn Brink, secy.' 
Lowell — Northwestern Ind. Poultry & Corn 

Assn.- Jan. 9-14. Prank Maloy, secy. 
Michigan City— Great Iia-kes Poultry Assn. Jan 

15-20. John Finske, secy.. 603 Michigan st. 
Monticello — White Co. Poultry & Pet Stock 

Assn. Jan. 28-Feb. 3. T. A. Roth, secy. 
Morocco— Newton Co. Poultry Assn. Nov. 28- 
Dec 1. D. C. Rogers, secy. 
Portland — Eastern Indiana Poultry Assn., Inc. 

Jan. 9-13. H. V. Tormohlen, secy. 
Remington — Remington Poultry Assn. Jon. 9-13. 

W. E. Peck. secy. 
Richmond — Greater Richmond Poultry & Pet 
Stock Assn. Jan. 24-27. Frank L Wnidele. 
secy.. 711 S. W. A. St. 
Seottsburg-— Scott Co. Poultry Assn. Pec. 13- 

36. B. M. Owens, seey. 
Sherldnnr— Sheridan Poultry Assn. Jan. 23-27. 

G. R. McMurtry, geey. 
South Bend — South Bend Ponltry & ret Stock 
Assik. Dec. 28-Jan. 3. Fred C. Gabriel, seey.. 
438-441 Jefferson Bldtf. 
Terre Haute— Terre Haute Poultry Assn.. Ine. 
Jan. 16-20. G. H. Tessman, secy., 1313. N. 
Center st. 

Tipton— Tipton Poultry Assn. Jan. 9-13. C. 

Wade, Mount, secy. 
Young America — Yonns* Americti Poultry Assn. 
Jan. 2-5. A. D. Wood. secy. 


Algona — Corn Belt Ponltry Assn. Jan. 2-6. 

Frank H. Hendricks, secy. 
Belle Plaine — Progressive Poultry Breeders & 
Fanciers' Assn. Xov. 27-Dec. 2. E. M. Ewen. 

Boone— Central State Poultry Assn. Dec. 13-16. 

Chas. E. Nelson, secy. 
Cedar Baplds — Western* Poultry Fanciers* Assn. 

Inc. Jan. 2-7. E. D. Monllaw. secy. 
Centervllle— Appanoose Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 

20-23. J. E. Butler, secy., R. R. No. 3. 
Clarinda — Southwestern Iowa Poultry Assn. Dec. 

4-9. Martin Rata. seey. 
Corvdon — Corydon Poultry Breeders' Assn. Dec. 

5^9. F. B. Selby. secy. 
Dallas Center — Dallas Co. (Breeders* Assn. Jan. 

2- 4. Gny H. Hall. secy. 
Des Moines — Iowa Poultry & Pet Stock Assn. 

Jan. 12-17. E. L. Beck. secy.. New Arcade 

Edgewood — Edgewood Ponltry Assn. Jan. 2-5. 

P. H. Hatch, secy. 
Eddyvtlle — Trl-Co. tfonltry Assn. Dec. 27-30. J. 

S. Oldham, secy. 
Fairfield — Sou tor- Eastern Iowa Poultry Show. 

Dec. 5-9. 8. A. Power, secy. 
Glenwood— Mills Co. Ponltry * Pet Stock Assn. 

Dec. 4-9. J. C. Kates, secy. 
Iowa Falls — Northwestern Poultry Assn. Dec 

19- 23. H. S. Dixon, secy. 
Jefferson — Greene Co. Poultry Assn. Jan. 2-4. 

L. E. Troxell. secy. 
Lowden — Lowden Ponltry Assn. Dec. 12-15. 

Chas. H. Held. secy. 
Marshalltown — Marshalltown Poultry A Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 4-8. F. H. Houghton, secy. 
ML Vernon — ML Vernon Ponltry Assn. Dec IB- 
IS. M. B. Htakley, «eev. 
Muscatine — Muscatine Ponltry Assn. Dec. 4-9. 

J. C. Collins, secy., 1406 Mulberry ave. 
New Hamnton — Northern Iowa Poultry Assn. 

Jan. 29-Feb. 2. P. J. Cooney. secy. 
New London — New London Ponltry Assn. Dec. 

4-8. A. M. Comwell. secy. 
Oskaloosa — Sixth District Poultry Assn. Dee. 

20- 23. H. A. Snnffln. seey. 
Richland — Richland Ponltry Fancier's Asm. 
" Dec 12-16. J. W. Hollowell. secy. 
Sioux City— Inter-State Ponltry A Pet Stock 

Assn. (American.) Dec. 28-Jan. 1. L. G. 
Wertx. secy., 408 Pearl st. 
Vinton — Vinton Poultry A Pet Stock Assn. Jan. 

3- 6. H. N. Glhnore. secy. 
Waterloo — Waterloo A Cedar Falls Ponltry Assn. 

Dec 11-10. 0. J. Sehenck, aecy. 


Cherryrale — Cherry-rale Poultry A Pet Stock 
Assn. Jan. 8-13. W. Clark, secy., 218 W. 
Main St. 

Clay Center — North Central Kansas Ponltry 

Asm. Dec. 19-22. W. 8. BInkley. secy. 
Ooffeyrflle — Coffeyvllle Poultrv A Pet Stock 

Assn. Ian. 8-13. Urs T. Dillon, seey. 
Dodge City — Western Kansas District Poultry 

Assn. Jan. 8-13. F. A. Etrick. secy. 
Eldorado — Bntler Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 18- 

22. R. -B. Earp. secy. 
Freflenla — Wilson Co. Poultry A Pet Stock Assn. 
Dec. 4-9. K. F. Spellman. secy.. New Albany, 

Leavenworth — Leavenworth Poultry Assn. Jan. 
1«-19. John McFariand. secy.. 634 W. 7tb 

Logan — Big Four Poultry Show. Dec 26-30. 

Abram Troup. 
Newton — Central Kansas Poultry Assn. Dec. 

11-14. P. R. Sanner, secy. 
Parsons — Tri-Stato Poultry Assn. Dec 25-30. P. 

B. Spicer. secy. 
Pittsburg— Pittsburg Ponltry Assn. Dec: 12-17. 

P. J. Avium, peer. 
Topeka — Topeka Show Assn. Dec. 3-9. Russell 
F. Palmer, secy. 


Ashland — Boyd Oo. Poultry. Assn. Jan. 15-18. J. 

8. Sec rest. geey. 
Lonhrtllle (Armory) — Louisville Ponltry Show. 
Jan 22-27. Chas. A. Hess. secy.. 2319 W. 

Lonacouina— Western Md. Poultry Assn. Jar.. 

16- 20. Frank T. Phillips, secy. 


Boston — Boston Poultry Assn, Jan. 9-13, W. 
B. Atberton. secy., 30 Broad St. 

Mllford— Mllford Poultry Assn. Dec. 7-9. W. 
H. Pyne, secy. , 

North Adams— Norther** Berkshire Poultry As- 
sociation, Inc. Jan. 16-19. C. A. Larabee, 

Springfield — PoultTy Show. Dec. 7. Harris B. 

Walte, secy.. West Springfield, Mass. 
Worcester — Worcester Poultry Assn. Jan. 4-B. 

W. Fitton, secy., 42 Richmond ave. 


Bav City— Bay City Poultry Assn, Inc. Jan. 
30-Fcb. 4. A. J. Copcland, secy, 120 N. Mon- 
roe st. 

Benton Harbor — Mich. Fanciers & Breeders 
Assn. Jan 9-14. W. C. Coffman, secy. 

Calumet — Upper Peninsula Poultry Assn. Jon. 

18-20. C. I. Bashore, secy. 
Detroit — Mich. Poultry Breeders' Assn. Jan 

25-31. J. A. Turner, secy.. 703 Seymour St.. 

Lansing. Mirh. 
Grand Ledge — Grand Ledge Poultry Assn. Jan. 

2-5. Willard G. Shane, secy. 
Grand Rapids — West Mich. Si Me Poultry Assn. 

Jan. 9-12. Geo. Williams, secy.. 941 E. Ful 

ton st. 

Hastings — Hastings Poultry Assn. Feb. 5-10. 

Thos. E. Waters, secy. 
Jackson — Jackson Poultry Assn. Dec. 30>Jan 

5. W. (I. Welluiau. secy.. 530 Williams st. 
Kalamazoo — Southwestern Mich. Poultry Assn.. 

Inc. Jan. 15-20. F. W. Hough, secy.. 301 

302 Press Block. 
Kent City — Kent City Ponltry A«sn. Nov. 27- 
Dec. 1. Wm. J. Burrows, secy. 
Lansing— Central Mich. Ponltry ft Pet Stock 

Assn. Jan. 1-6. J. A. Turner, aecy. 
Manistee — Manistee Co. Ponltry Assn. Jan. 11 

14. M. A. Fortier, secy.. 187 15th st. 
Muskegon— Muskegon Co. Poultry & Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 19-22. Peter M. Hansen, secy., 

R. F. D. No. 7. 
Port Huron — International Panders' Assn. Jan. 

17- 20. Root. S. Taylor, secy. 

Three Rivers — Three Klvers Fuuitry Assn. Jan. 
(2d week). E. E. Gebhart, secy.. 214 St. 
Joe sr. 

Vicksbnrg— Vicksburg Ponltry Assn. Dec. 2fl 

30. C. A. Morse, secy. 

Fairmont — Fairmont Poultry Assn. Dec. 19-21. 

E. W. Cbristlanson, secy. 
Mankato — Breeders & Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 4 

11. J. W. Kollmann. secy.. 501 2d st. 
Owatonna — North Star Poultry Assn. Feb. 1-3. 

M. J. Parcher, secy. 
Rochester; — Southeastern Minn. Ponltry Assn. 

Nov. 29-Dec. 2. D. L. Williams, secy. 
St. Paul — St. Paul Pigeon Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 

— , 1912. J. H. Nordehn, seey., 400 Charles 


Winona— Winona Ponltry Assn. Jan. 1-6. Wm. 
Kuhlman. secy. 

Meridian — East Mississippi Poultry Assn. Dec 

11-16. L. E. Cook. secy. 
Tupelo— North Hiss. Ponltry Aasn. Dae. 5 7. 

W. F. Jordan, seey. 


DeSoto— Jefferson Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 20- 

22. John J. Schmidt, secy. 
Edina — Kn-x Co. Poultry Aasn. Dec. 5-8. Clio 

H. Mullnex. seey. 
Bxcelsior Springs— Excelsior Springs Poultry 

& Pet Stock Assn. Dec. 13-16. S. Homer 

Fowler, secy. 
KIrksvUle — Adair Co. Ponltry Assn. Nov. 29- 
Dec 2. ;Otto Baker, pres. 
MarysvUIe — Northwest Missouri Poultry Assn, 

Dec. 13-16. Jos. H. Saylor, aecy. 
St. Loots (Coliseum) — St. Louis Ponltry, Pigeon 

& Pet Stock Assn. Nov. 27-Dec. 2. T. W. 

Orcutt, secy., care Marquette Hotel. St. Louis, 



Butte— Mont. State Ponltry Assn. Jan. 22-27. 
J. L. Dorsh. secy. 

Missoula — Western Mont. Poultry Assn. Jan. 
9-13. L. W. Austin, secy. 

Jennings— Jennings Ponltry Assn., Ltd. Dec. 18- 

23. G. A. Connolly, secy. 
Monroe— Ouachita Poultry Assu. Dec. 7-9. E. 

S. Eby. secy.. Box 603. 
New Orleans — La. Poultry Fanciers' Assn. Nov. 
29-Dec. 4. 0. A. Ramsey, secy., 341 Caronde- 
let st. 

Bangor — Bangor Ponltry & Pet Stock Assn. 

Dec. 5-7. L. A. Clark. 
Freeport — Free port Ponltry Assn. Dec. 26-29. 

Geo. P. Coffin, secy. 
Portland— Maine State Ponltry & Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 12-15. A. L. Merrill, Auburn. 


South Paris — Western Maine Ponltry Assn. Jan. 
2-4. E. P. Crockett, secy. 


Baltimore (5th Regt Armory)— Maryland Poul- 
try A Pigeon Assn. Jan. 2-6. Geo. O. 
Brown, secy.. 2027 E. North ave. 

Bel Air— Harford Ponltry A Pigeon Assn., Inc.. 
Jan. 8-12. Norman L. Kisllng. secy.. Box 

Norfolk — Northeastern Neb. Poultry Assn. Jan. 
3-6. H. B. Dixon, secy., 400 8. 12th st. 

Pawnee City — Pawnee Poultrv Assn. Nov. 29- 
Dec 2. A. D. Dart, secy. 

York — State Ponltry Assn. Jan. 15-19. A. H. 
Smith, secy.. Lincoln. Neb. 

Deny (Casey's Hall) — Deny Ponltry Aasn. 
Bee. 26-29. E. E. Buxsell, secy., Box 196. 



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can distinguished you from a con- 

We are Manufacturer*, Importers and 

Bridgeton — South Jersey Poultry A Pigeon As 

soclatlon. Inc. Nor. 29-Dec. 2. Paul 6. 

Springer, secy. 
Camden — N. J. Poultry A Pigeon Assn. Jan. 

2-6. W. Lee Springs, secy. 
Passaic — Passaic Poultry. Pigeon A Pet Stock 

Assn. Jan. 11-13. Wm. Hnndertmark. secy. 

302 Hiah st. 
Paterson — Paterson Ponltry, Pigeon A Pet 

Stock Assn. Dec. 15-16. Clinton TerwII- 

leger. secy.. 96 Montclalr ave 
Bed Bank (Armory) — Monmouth Ponltry Club. 

Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Frank H.i Hodges, secy. 
Salem — Salem Co. Ponltry, ^Pigeon A Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 20-23. Wm. H. Nnnevlller. secy. 
Auburn — Cayuga Co. Ponltry Assn. Jaa. 16-20 

A. Lunlenbacb. secy., 85 Perrlng at. 
Buffalo— international Ponltry Show. Jan. 22 

28. Stanley A. Merkley, secy.. 86 Coal aw 

Iron Exchange. 
Huntington, L. I.— Huntington Poultry A Pel 

Stock Aasn.' Jan. 17-19. C. V. Klsffky. secy. 

P. O. Box 5. i 
Jamestown — Cbantanqns Co. Poultry Aasn. Jnu 

8-13. A. J. Hammerstrom. secy.. 627 EnilNh 
New' York (Grand Central Palacel— Kmiilro 

Ponltry Assn., Inc. Dec. 5-9. L. D. Howell. 

secy-.- JIIneola. N. Y. 
New York (Madison Square Garden) — New York 

Ponltry A' Pigeon Assn. Dec. 18-23. H. V 

Crawford, secy.. Montclalr. N. Y. 
Ogdensburg— St. Lawrence Poultry Assn. Jan 

— . 1912. May I. Monland. seey. 
Rochester — Genesee Vslley Poultry Assn. Jan. 

— , 1912. F. A. Newman. P. 0. Box 472. 
Dtlca— Dtlca Poultry A Pet Stock Assn. Jan. 

15-19. F. W Bataford. «ecy.. 37 Wsison PI. 
Watertown — Jefferson Co. Ponltrv fk Pet 

Assn. Jan. 23-26. Bi-ainard Treailwell, seey 
Aahevllle — Asbeville Poultry A Pet Stock Assn 

Dee. 12-15 Panl P. Brown, secy.. Box 8n5. 
Charlotte — Charlotte Poultry Asm. Jan. in Hi 

W, B. Alexander, secy. 



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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

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Gjstonli— Gaston Poultry Asiin. Dec. 5-8. H. 

OrSto^'ullfoxrt Poultrr" Au... Inc. Dec. 
li" l W M. Montgomery, aecy. 

Ho iricilii— Western North Carolina P«<» , *f7' A » 8n - 
Jail .11-13- O. B. CoffleW, secy., Elienboro. 

s..|i,V^4-levoland Co. Poultry Assn. Dec. 14- 
' is J. W. Suttle. secy. 
wiwion-Saiem— Wlnsiou-Salem Poultry Assn. 
Pec 27-29- K. C. Taylor, secy.. Box 463. 

«,.ilL.fontuloe— Bellefontatno Fanciers' Assn. 

Jan 1«20. V. W. McKinnon, secy. 
Brauioru— uradiord i-ouitry eauciers' Attn. Jan. 

lS-ffll. J. W. Zlmmer. secy, 
rolinnlius— Ohio State Poultry Assn. Co. Jan. 

13 22. 1012. John T. Helaer. secy.. 879 E. 

KorlUivood ave. 

Coshociou— Coshocton Ponltry Assn. Jan. z-o. 

Dr Geo. M. Boone, secy. 
Dellance— Defiance Poultry & Pet Stock Assn. 

Jan. 15-20. John H. Vincent, aecy. 
Di-nniaon (Opera douse) — Twin City Ponltry 

Assn. Dec. 18-23. W. B. Hart, aecy.. Box 

Va,^' Liverpool — Bast Liverpool Poultry & P«*t 
'stock Assn. Dec- 25-30. J. P. Groscross. 
urn:. es:Wj Dresden ave. 
Elmore — Elmore ruuitry Assn. Jan. 2-6. Bert 

B. Rice, Becy. 

Gallon (Gallon Holler Rink) — Gallon Ponltry Jr. 

Pet Stock Aasn. Dec. 4-8. O. C. Court, aecy., 

1240 E. Main at. 
Hamilton— Hamilton roultry ft Pet Stock Aasn. 

Nov. 28-Dec. 3. J. B, Humbacb, aecy, Box 


jeffersonvllle — JeffersonvlHe Ponltry dub. ■ Dec. 

11-18. A. E. Moon. secy. 
Leetonla— Lcetonla Poultry Assn. Feb. 7-10. C. 

3. Anglemycr, secy. 
Lima— I'oul try Show. Jan. 1. Fred Ztets. secy. 
Mansfield— Mansfield Fanciers' Assn. Dec. 4-0. 

Claude E. Coe, secy., Lexington, O. 
Medina — Medina Co. Poultry Aasn. Jan. 9-13. 

Thou. P. Hillock, secy. 
Marietta— Ohio Valley Ponltry Assn.. Jan. 17- 

23. Fred C Snodgrnss. sery. 
Mt. Vernon— Knox Co. Poultry & Pet Stork 

Assn. Jan. <2d -week). B. W. Sattler, secy. 
New London — Mew London Poultry Amu. Jan. 

2-6. B. F. Harrison, secy. 
Sorwalk— Norwalk Ponltry & Pet Stock Fan- 
ciers* Club. Jan. 2-6. -Cbas. O. Jackson, aecy. 
Plqua — Miami Poultry Fanciers* Aasn. Jan. 8. 

Sbermnn D. Svler. secy.. 120 Market at. 
Salem— Solem Poultry. & Pet Stock Assn. 

Dec. 1S-23. Carrol Beck, secy.. 216 TV. Dry 


Wooster — Wooster Poultry Assn. Jan. 9-14. 

Arthur H. Smith, aecy., 8 Columbus are. 
Yoongstown — Youngstown Fanciers' Club. Dee. 

11-16. It. L. Darles. secy., 210 Braden at. 
Zanesriile— Zonesrllle Fanciers' Assn. Co. Jan. 

18-20. Prank C. Clearer, secy. 

El Reno— Canadian Co. Poultry & Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 25-30. John W. Glllllan. secy.. 

318 S. Choctan. 
Enid— Bis Center Ponltry Assn. Jan. 1-B. C. 

L, Bnrrlck, secy., Route 2. 
Muskogee — Muskogee roultry Aasn. Jan. 8-12. 

C. K. Rinding, wry.. 302 N. Main at. 
Oklahoma City— Oklahoma Co. Poultry Breeders' 

Assn. Jan. 22-28. Geo. C. Winans, secy., In- 
surance Bide 

Stillwater— Eastern Okla.' Ponltrr A Pet Stork 
Fair Assn. Jan. 18-20. John H. Potter, secy. 

Tulsa— Eastern Okla. Poultry Assn. Jan. 1-5. 

J. W. Binding, secy. 


Astoria— Lower Columbia Hirer Poultry Aasn. 

Dec. 10-21; Jas. Gait. secy. 
Eugene— Lane Co. Poultry Assn. Dee. 18-23. B. 

F. Keener aecr. 
Pendleton— UmatDla : Mower Co. Poultry Assn. 

Jan. 22-27. Jas. Brown," secy:, Box 564. 

Alioona— Pa. state Fanciers' Assn. Jan. 8-14. 

1. L. Wertaberger, secy.. 1022 10th are. 
Bearer (Junction Park)— Boarer Valley Poultry 

Aaan Jan. 10-18. J. Maya Kroff, aecy. 
Canonsburg— Poultry A Pet Stock Aaan.. Inc., 

Jan. 1-6. J. J. Cannon, «ecy. ; <• ■• ': 

Chambersburg— Franklin Co. Poultry - Aasn. 

Jan. 24-27. Bdw. B. Eckel, aecy. 
Dnquetne— Duquesne Poultry A ±Mt Stock Aaan. 

V»r. 27-Dec 2. 8. K. Lowry. aecy.. lorn 

Kennedy are. 
E " IO S— Eaaton Ponltry Aaan.. Inc. Jan. 9-18, 

8. W Godley, aecy.. 729 Washington at. 
Bran. City— Brans City Ponltry A Pet Stock 

Ann. Jan. 9-13. J. F. McFarland, secy. 

'?« ^.-Southern Pa. Poultry Aaan, Dec. 

7 ». Allen M. Sella, aecy.. New Freedom, 

OroTe City— Grore City Poultry A Pet Stock 
a»»d. Jan IT-20. Obaa. H. Boocberty. aecy. 
I^hburg-^ecbbnrg Poultry Awri Dec. 
r,??. ?• Walter Hawk. aecy. 

Stock Assn.. Inc. W. E. Faanacht. aecy. 
w^ ,po yr"^. cK „ , ' e "' >ort Poultry Aaan. Dae. 

Pet Stock vAssn.. Inc. Dec. 12-16. C. C. 

kempton. secy?.v319 Mint Arcade. 
rittsburgh-Pouitry Bxhlblflon Aaan. of rttta- 
^*S?- H - HUoeruruUL «cy.. 
it. -_a.iing-Readln e Poultry ft Pigeon Assn. Dec. 

R..lg«-„y_Klk Co. Poultry & Pet Stock Assn. 
Jan. 10-10. Geo. Bartholomew, secy., 401 Oak 

Sc n„^* 1 Sr^ Sco U? a,e Pon>try ft Pet Stock Aaan. 
{>ec. 5 9. W. G. Sherrick. aecy.. Breraon, 

8c j.« t0 ?rf, cr "U on -. Poi,,tr » * Pet Stack Aaan. 

Jan 1R.2I. o. w. Parne seer. 

bonderton— North Pa. Poultry Aasn. Jan, 8-6 

n n. Roth. «eer. 
lan.lergrlft— Klskl Valley Ponltry A Pet Stock 

Awn, Dec. 6-0. Geo. L. Rudolf, cor. secy.. 

Wl Illaiiisiiort— Wllllamanort Ponltry. Pigeon ft 
lei Stock Assn. Nor. 29-Dcc. 2. Geo. P. 
w„l\ k '; r - . W ,«E- I14n Market at. 
Won.ei.dorf (town Hall)— Wotnelsdorr Poultry 
» Dec. 2. Ohaa D. l.elnhaeb 


1'r." Id,.mv. it. I — fetalis*-: Assn. Dec. 5 0. 
""i. I. Urown. secy., ltox 740. 


Sparianbiire—Si.artanhuris Poultry * Per Stort 
A*»n. Dec. R-«. B. P. T.emmond, mgr. 


aflj.-n.-ti — S. II. I'onltry Assn. Jun, 20-IVIi. 
•o,"- Wheeler, secy. 

aiwn tails— Sl..i« Valley Poultry A»«n. Dec. 
^•'o. L. G. Grnngor. secy. 

Bristol — Bristol Poultry Aasn. Dec. 18-16. L. 

S. McGhee, aecy. 
Chattanooga — Chattanooga Ponltry Assn. Dec. 

11-16. W. F. Maori, tecy., Cbenr it. 

Hartarllle — Trousdale Co. Poultry Assn. Dae 
6-8. S. B. Tinsley. secy. 


Beaumont — Southeast Texaa Poultry Aasn. Dec. 

18-23. J. L. McKlnley, secy.. Box 663. 
Hillsboro— Texas State Ponltry Aaan. Dec. 12- 

16. W. G. Escott. superrlslng secy. 
Palestine — Anderson Co. Poultry Assn. Nor. 

28-Dec. 1. A. T. Head, secy.. Box 483. 
San Antonio — Lone Star Poultry Assn. Jan. 

8- 15. Fred C. Wnaxloeben, secy.. 247 Simp- 
son at. <• 


Bellows Falls— Conn. Valley Poultry Assn. Dec. 

0-7. A. T. Pierce, secy. 
Muutpeller — Vermont Poultry Aasn. Dec. 26 

2®. Edw. Chester, secy., Currier at., Barre. 



Norfolk— Va. Poultry Assn.. Ine. Dec. 12-18 

G. E. Gurernator. aecy., 807 North are.. Bar 
ton Helgbta, Richmond, Va. 


Belllngbam — Bellingham Poultry Aaan., Inc. 

Nor. 28-Dec. 2. Lloyd HUdebrand, secy., 

2110 D Street. 
Colfax — Whitman Co. Poultry Show. Dec. 18- 

23. E. H. Rosenkrauz. 
Kenncwlck — Benton Co. Ponltry Assn. Jan. 2-6 

R. C. Mounsey. secy. 
Port Townsend — Jefferson Co. Poultry Aasn. Dee 

27-30. Arch C. Twwdle, secy.. Rox "6. 
Tacoma — Tacoma Poultry Assn, Inc. Jan. 2- 

7. T. Dwight Whitman, secy., N. 25tu & 

Stevens sts. 


Charleston — Charleston Fanciers' Club. Jan 

15- 20. G. R. Edgar, secy. 

Manuingtou — Fairmont Poultry ft Pet Stock 

Assn. Jan. 9-12. C. E. Smith, secy. 
MartlnabuTK — Berkley Co. Poultry tc Pet Stock 

Assn. Nor. 28-Dec. 2. 
Morgantown — Morgantown Poultry & Protectire 

Assn. Jan. 31-Feb. 3. S. B. Allen, secy. 
Pblllppi — Barbour Co. Poultry Asan. Jan. 2-i. 

Geo. C. Barnes, aecy. 
St. Marys — Farmers ft Fanciers' Poultry Aaan 

Dec. 13-18. Frank J. Blfe. secy. 
Wheeling— Tri-State roultry Assn. Jan. — , 

1912. Tbos. S. Meek, secy. 


Beloit — Belolt Poultry Show. Jan. 15-20. B 

X Anderson, aecy. 
Fond du Lac— Fond du Lac Poultry A Pet Stock 

Assn. Feb. 6-12. F. C. Brlester. secy., 11(> 

3. Hickory. 

Ft. Atkinson— Ft. Atkinson Ponltry Assn. Jan. 

2-7. Claire Roberta, aecr. 
Green Bay— Northeastern Poultry A Pet Stock 

Assn. Feb. 1-4. F. J. Jonet. secy. 
Kiel — Eastern Wisconsin Poultry * Pet Stock 

Assn. Dec. 28-31. Wm. Ree. secy.. B. B 

No. 4. 

Lake Geneva — Lake Genera Poultry Assn. Dec 

16- 22. H. E. Cocroft. aecy. 

Madison — Wisconsin Poultry Aasn. Jan. 8-1* 

Jaa. G. Halnln. aecy. 
Milwaukee — Wis. Feathered Stock Assn. Jan. 

11-16. Albert T. Keipper, secy., 1401 First 


Oconomowoc — Oconomowoe Poultry 1 A Pet Stock 
Assn. Dec. 6-10. Chas. Behrend Jr., secy. 

Oahkosh— Wis. State Ponltry Assn.' Jan. 11-16 
Jas. F. Irvine, secy. ■'>'" 

Waterford — Waterford Poultry Assn. Feb. B-8 

H. W. Halbach. aecy. 

Watertown — Watertown Ponltry A Pet Stocl 
Assn. Jan. 3-8. A. J. Gamm. seer. 

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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


(Continued from page 17.) 

bat to avoid appearing to favor one side only, 
the author makes him ecstatic occasionally and 
pots into bis mouth fervid speeches a boot war, 
the sanctity of jjuopowdtr and the missionary 
power of big guns and battalions. There Is 
a. lack of sincerity in these assurances* and tbe 
figure of the chancellor Is so unlike any living 
statesman, that one suspects Mr. Zangwill of 
Intending the character to represent the Kaiser. 
The English censor would not permit a charac- 
ter of the Kaiser, but he would pass it as a 
chancellor. Then there are revolutionaries- 
mere anarchists — fight log wrong by wrong and 
cruelty by cruel: jv and there is Count Frtthtof — 
Tolstoy, pore and simple — preaching the doctrine 
of liberty, equality and fraternity; bitter foe 
of government and revolution alike. Tbe play 
Is a series of discussions, political and moral, 
and there is bat one real touch of action and 
drama la it. That Is when Count Frltblof, 
cursed by the people be Is trying to elevate, 
is taken out to be snot by tbe revolutionaries. 
The Count stands calmly awaiting death, but 
the bullets of tbe firing party go wide. Again 
the peasants are ordered to fire, but they 
throw down their weapons In deadly fear: the 
leader, a bloodthirsty wretch, endeavors to 
shoot him. with bis revolver, but misses, and 
another who tries to stab him dares not when 
be looks Into th:» steadfast, fearh ss eyes of 
the condemned man. Mr. Zangwill does not 
attempt to make this into a miracle: he dis- 
tinctly states that it Is just a case of nerves, 
and when Lady Noma, one of the queen's ladies- 
in-waiting, but a leading slprlt in the revolu- 
tion, seizes tbe pistol and firts. tbe shot goes 
borne and Frltblof falls into the open grave 
behind him. Even this scene Is too long-drawn- 
out and engulfed in declamation. As Chancellor. 
Torgrim. Arthur Conrchler has the on.y char- 
acter giving any opportunity, but try as he did 
to make his intermittent ecstacirs on the holi- 
ness of Oothla's warlike mission a convincing 
force, be did not succeed in making himself 
anything more than unreal. Sir Herbert Tree 
did as welL as anyone could have done with 
the part of Frltblof, but he only bad to de- 
claim long speeches giving the Tolstoian doc- 
trine In blank verse and copious Quotations 
from the Xew Testament. Miss Lilian McCarthy 
as the Lady Norm bad a part quite unworthy 
of her talents, anil she played It as only a 
good actress could. Basil Gill as Torgrtm's 
son was simply monotonous, but it was tbp 
fault of tbe character rather than tbe actor. 
J. H. Harm's' wiik not very happily cast in the 
character of the fatuous Duke of Pomberg. 
Ceroid Lawrence and the others did - their level 
nest, but they conld not make their parts live 
characters. Tbp whole company looked as 
though they themselves felt how dull the thing 
was. -Mr. Zangwill can do better. 

A fur more cheerful play was produced at 
tbe Lyceum Theatre the same evening— Dumas' 
stirring niclodmtna. The Three Musketeers. I 
said, Duinas* mt lodrama, bnt I should have said. 
Arthur Shirley and Ten Laurie irk* s version of 
the famous nortl. The production is, of course, 
under the direction of the enterprising brothers. 
Walter and Frederick MtiviUe. who b*ve brought 
' old times, in the way of big Imsinetts. back to 
the home of Henry Irving. Having done huge 
hnsinesA with The Royal Divorce for over three 
months — It was only put on for five weeks — 
tbe Melvllles look like making more money out 
of Dumas* roystering musketeers. The old 
story, with the clash of swords and the rustle 
of sflk, stately nr asnres and the thrilling ad- 
ventures of thp [» rsecuted .quet n and the four 
brave heart* that beat as one. has lost nothing 
In the retelling. Messrs. Shirley and Landeck 
bave been rather more free than usual with tbe 
"comic relief,**, but the Melvilleg are no re- 
spectors of "ART." Their patrons expect 
"comic relief,** and the producers see that they 
get It. so that Flarichet, D*Artagnan*s servant, 
a» a funny man, tbougb not a familiar charac- 
ter. Is very acceptable to the Lyceum audiences. 
For D'Artagnan. the brothers, who make It a 
practice never to employ stars If they can help 
it — stars cost money — have secured a young and 
very capable actor In Austin Mllroy. Mr. Mil- 
roy Is pexbaps not so subtle and finished as 
many D'Artagnans I have seen, but his rigor 
and breezy strength is quite In accordance with 
the character of tbe headstrong Gascon youth. 
Basset Roe. who must know The Three Mus- 
keteers by heart — I bave seen him in half a 
dozen versions— plays Cardinal Richelieu with 
characteristic power, and Gerald Ames Is ardent 
and elegant as the Dnjce of Buckingham. The 
Athos of Lauderdale Maitland Is to my mind 
rather too cheery, but be gets- there all the 
same. Tbe women are magnificent and, taken 
all -.together, I do not remember having seen 
a Jjetter quartet In this play. Miss Ethel War- 
wick Is thoroughly natural as Milady and the 
Hisses of the "gallery boys" at that wicked 
Intriguer's villain. rg are eloquent testimony to 
her skill. Lyceum audiences expect a good 
. villain to hiss at, and if tbe villain is not 
good, they don't hiss — they laugh or growl. 
Visa Mary Dibley did all that was possible 
with tbe part of Anne of Austria, and Miss 
GIHlan Scaife, who has already scored several 
big snecessfs, was quite charming as Constance 

Two new-old variety theatres have Just re- 
opened their doors after having been practically 
rebuilt. These are the MiddHsrx. the "Old 
Mo-." beloved by . fbe lawl* and la*slt*s of Dmrj- 

Ivan? -and the Srv n Dial*, now known as the 
35ew Middlesex, and the old Standard, just by 
Victoria Station, which has been rechrlstened 
the Victoria. Both io excellent bn*ine*»s 
and th-ir prosprcts are brljrht enough to pletse 
the most exacting mnnag'is. J. L. Grardoi 
is still manager or the Middlesex, but Oswald 

Stotl Is thtr nn*sM»n$r "cn'ns. an»l the rt-t-c:>Uon 
given the excellenf compiny which was respons- 
ible for tbe opening performance was so cordial 
as to 'practically Insrre the Jddi'inn of another 
jrorffeoas f«-a tn»*r in Stoll's managerial cap. 

Alfred Butt of the Palace Is responsible for 
the Victoria and tbe residents of Victoria and 
Plmllco obviously appreciated tbe star program 
arranged for their benefit. It is pleasing to be 
able to announce that the real attraction of the 
first week's show was a new American — new. 
that Is, to London — act. This was provided by 
Charles and Henry Rlgoletto, who held the 
stage for forty minutes and with their mimicry, 
aerial gymnastics, acrobatic, instrumental and 
juggling acts, fairly brought down the house. 
Their first appearance In England was a huge 
success and the couple will do even better be- 
fore long. 


Thar* is but One BEST— Those 







(Continued from page 17.) 

There are two ways of making a play from 
a book. One Is to take the story chapter by 
chapter and work out tbe play to an ending 
similar to that in the book. The other is to 
seize upon an incident or only part of the book, 
and from It build up the piece, bringing lu 
only part of the characters. It is this plan 
which M. Manrey adopted. David's character as 
a boy being depicted only, no glimpse of. him 
growing up being given. Nor has M. Maurey 
followed any too closely tbe story of Copperfield, 
but on the whole he has made an Interesting 
play. There are five acts. 

There is no Little Emily, no Mrs. Grummidge 
and no Steerforth. And It Is Mr. and Mrs. 
Mtcawber who k! ep the boarding school to wh'et: 
David is sent. The play brglns here. The sec- 
ond act shows David at school and the third in 
the unsympathetic care of the churlish Muni- 
stone. In the fourth act — a surprise for stu- 
dents of Dickens — one sees Copperfield being 
taught the art of picking pockets in the den 
of Fagio. Uriah Beep and Micawber turn up 
also. One leaves Oliver Twist, however, in tin 
last act. to get a view of David at Miss Tn' 
wood's home at Dover, where all ends happily 

The pfece is splendidly stnged and the char- 
acters, on the whole, are well taken, surpris- 
ingly so. considering the difference of tempera- 
ment between the French and the English. 


Pierre Franc, an honest baker, regards his 
profession most seriously: his duty is to feed 
hungry humanity, and though the rich must pa\ 
for what they get. lie always has free bread 
for the poor. But there comes a time when 
there is a famine* There is no bread because 
there is no flour. The poor are starving an'l 
they starve grumbling: it Is the rich man's 
fault. There has been a war and the famine 
is the result of this, but Pierre can not bring 
th- poor to. realize this. The war was the 
rich man's war. say the rabble, and the rich 
are to blame for all the hunger in the land. 

Jeanne. Pierre's wife, confides to him that her 
father, a miller, has hoarded great quantities 
of grain and that be may have all the Sour lie 
needs for the use of his own suffering family. 
But he must not give bread away as he used 
to. Pierre promises, but when he sees his orens 
fnll of crisp, brown loaves. ' he can not resist 
the temptation. He throws open his doors anil 
shouts for the hungry crowd to come in ano 
beln themselves. They accept the invitation 
enter, and fight over the loaves, cursing anil 
snarling. There is enouzh for everybody — even 
for the rich— but the rabble will not believe it 
They will not allow the rich to have one loaf 
Pierre tries to explain, but he is cried down. 
He curses the peoole for their animal-like be- 
havior and — they kill him. 

Such is the story of Le Pain, a poem In vers > 
bv Henri Gheon, produced this week at th 
Theatre des Arts. The anthor desrr'hes bread 
as nature's most gracious gift to man and this 
work is an ode to It. The" piece is we]' 
mounted and all the parts are splendidly acted 
Even the mob scene Is convincing. 

Errrete Novelll. the great Italian actor, 
opened- Ms- farewell series of prcsen'atlcns here 
this week at the Rejane Theatre. The Taming 
of the. Shrew was his first vehicle." His Pel 
truchio is far different from the English idea of 
the , character, Novelll making him an Irroglg 
nbly gay. man of the world and not a roaring 
severe husband. He will appear in other Shake, 
snearean roles. Othello. Shylook etc.. before h- 
returns to his native land. This is his last pro- 
fessional visit to France. ■ 


Charles Le Bargy, one of the most noted 
actors of .France and one of the first plovers of 
the Comedia-Francaise, this werk fought a 
real duel after many play-duels on the stage: 
Consequently many news-taper photographers 
were out to catch him "In action." 

Henri Malherbe of The Excelsior, a morning 
paper here, printed an. interview with M. Le 
Bargy in which certain remarks were made 
concerning M. Alexandre, also of the Comertie: 
Francaise. 'M. Alexandre sent bis seconds to 
M. Le Bargy and a duel was expected. M. Le 
Bargy. . however, through his seconds, explained 
that he had said nothing against M. Alexmd-e. 
and that he had been misquoted. M. Maiiierbe 
promptly took np the gauntlet and eent bii 
feconds to M. Le Bargy. Tbe dnel with sword: 
followed. MV Malherbe was Inexperienced and 
reckless, while M. Le Bargy was experienced 
and earefnl. He struck M. Malherbe Ilglitlv in 
the forearm three times and honor was satis- 
fied. The duelists.' however, did not make up 
before leaving the field. 

The interview was apropos of M. Le Bargy'fl 
leavintr the Comedie-Francaise* to go to the I'ort 

Tnrko-ltallan war pictures are making a hit 

* . . 

M. Jules Claretle. manager of fbe Comedie. 
Prancaisi?. this week was banqueted by Pnrfs 
journalist*. M. Clan tie said he commenced life 
a newspaper man and would be proud to remain 
one until ho difd. He conld look bi>k. 1i« de- 
clared, over the- various things he had written 
f«»r th« press, and there was not one for Trhlclt 
he had need to blush. If newspaper men wonlri 
make this fhelr motto, why — 


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ill Inlerest ym. Dor mlvi rtlsiiif; assorted packages 
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money. Uveryiioily uses them. MA KB GREAT SOUVHM» s 
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contains date vrocnred by The 
SI*,™ f ji'rinK the j«st_week .only.- 
n„ state Federation of Labor. May 
;'t7")'o"«m. secy.! Box 180, Birmingham. 

iLua. Bankers' ' M ?y^- A ,^ 18 ' 

c ta7e Zlltoii. Jr.. secy.. Pell City, All. 

I K ock-Stato Convention Delta PM Deltl 
nocs-C.>-ent?on-or Ark. Aasn. of Pub- 
I ntllities Operatives. May — . H>12 
5, Rock-Women'. Federation*. May — . 

CAirFOESIA . . .. 

i.eimt' Order ot Foreaters Pacific 


«r_Amer. X.t'l Live Stock Awn. Dec. 12- 
3 T W. Tomllnson, secy.. BOO ntn at 


rasta-State Grand Lodge K. of P. May 

ro-Snnthern 111. Retail Lnmber Dealer.- A,- 
iclatlon. About Feb. 1.- Bobt. White, 

SjjJvSKi 'Hardwood Lumber Assr, 
SyVjnne. 1912. Frank F. Fish. secy. 1012 

SSSLSf^etall Hardware^, Feb. 13- 
8. Leon D. Sish. secy.. Elgin. DL ■■ _ 
et— 111. State Florists; Asm. March 6. J. 

Aramann. secy.. Edwardsvllle. HI. 
mcnclil-Hl. Cbautsuqua Allt.nce. Dec. s. 
1 E. Hleronymus. secy.. Capitol Bids;, 
lngneld— HI. State Swine Breeders' Assn. 

SgMrt-Sttte Teachers' Awn. Dec. 2T-29. 
V. Herbert, secy.. Pontiac, 111. 
inrteld— State Dalrvmen'a Assn. Jan. — . 
912. L. Wiggins, secy. 


™ineton— Miss. Valley Historical Assn. 
lay, WIS. Clarence S. Paine, secy.. Sta. 

l.. Lincoln. Neb. - 

itMpolIs— Trl-State Harness Dealers' Asm 
«o. 22-23. G. Harry Frank, aecy.. 808 
iprinir St.. Jeffrrsonville. Ind. 
_ith Read-State G. A. H. Convention. May 
-. 1S12. 


Jar Bantds— la. Legion of Honor. May — 1 
911 I. H. Helm. aecy. . _ 

, Molnea-Ia. Park * Forestry Assn. Dec 
5. Wesley Green, secy.. State Hons*. . mmm 

trolt— National Assn. of Stove^Mfra. May 
i-li. Thos. J. Hngan, aecy., 1400 Auditorium 
tldg., Chicago. DX ■ 
trolt— Free ft Accented Maaona of Mich. May 
-. 1912. Lob B. Winsor, aecy.. Seed City, 

trolt— Homeopathic Medical Socy. of Mich. 
Hay — 1912. Dr. J. M. Griffin, aecy., care 
rhe Lenox. 

trolt-Xstlonal Dlat. Heating Aran. May 
1912. D. L. Gasklll, aecy.. GreanvlHe, 

trolt— Professional Photographers' Assn. of 
Mich. May — . 1912. Harry E. Nig. aecy.. 
Rle Rapids. Mich. „ .„,„ 

trolt— Columbia Alumni Aaan. May, 1912 
Dr. T. A. McGaw, seey. 

iloth— Retail Grocers ft General Merchants' 
Awn. of Minn. Feb. 30-32. John. I. Byan, 
wry., L. B. 104. St. Paul. Minn. 

. Joseph — State Convention Mo. . Laundry 
Owners' Assn. May — , 1912. 
. Lonls — Mn«lc Supervisors" National Aaan. 
Anrll — . 1012. B. L. Cobnrn, aecy. 
. Lonls— Archbishops or TJ. S. May — . 1912. 
Archbishop Glennon. aecy. 

nMin— Neb. Master Plumbers' Assn. Feb. 
-. 1"12 H. H. fcniger, secy., 2812 Harney 
».. Omsha. Neb. 

nihil— Order of Sons of Herman. May 21 
Frlti Delch, secy.. 2T10 8. 21at at. 

natty— N. Y. Associated Dalllea. Jan (middle 
part), ion, Gardiner Kline, aecy., Amster- 
dam, n. t, : • - 


nrintiatl (SInton Hotel)— Hardwood Mrre. 
A«»n. of the n. S. Jon. 30-31. Lewie !*»• 
ter. secy.. 1208 1st Nat'l Bank Bldg. 
"'html— Ohio Engineering Socy. Jan. 24-28. 
Clyde J. Kinsley, aecy., New Philadelphia, 


lumhla— #>a. Catholic Beneficial League. 
Feh. 13. Ceo. J. Kaufbold, secy.. S32 S^ 4tb 

•"•Ishnnr— Brotherhood or locomotive Engl- 
Vtrr_ M ". r — . 1012. Wm. It. Prenter, aecy. 
HIS P.. of r.. e. j\Mk.. Cleveland, p. 
"jrlshitre— Grand International Aux. to the 
"•of Ij. E. May — . 1M2. Mrs. Harrr St. 
InS * wcjr " 1720 Martet Loganaport 

"rrlibnrir-Grand Lodge of Pa. I. O.. O.. F. 
M«y 21-j'i. tTs'Tr A. Hall .secy.. Parkway 
"Mf. 1-hilndeIphla. Pa. 

t. Can,,,,.] -Northumberland c o. p - °- a - of 
A. Feb. 82. C. L. Cleaver, aecy., 44 W. 3d 

irtvllle-state Mnrtlculturel Society. Jan. 
S;.,„ c - A. Keffer. secy.. Knosrille. Tenn, 
o «1 V. -'".'"foved Order Bed Man. May 21 
»■ o. Ti.ndcrson. seey.. 100 N. 4th sve. 


inis~ »i A -.°- of A - Convention. May — , 
ltlraard Hanghton, aecy. 

Dallas — Texas Hardware ft Implement Assn. 
Feb. 13-15. Henry Marti, secy., 01S Slaughter 

Dallas— Rebekah Assembly I. 0. O. F. March 
4. Mrs. J. D. Alexander, aecy., Cisco, Tex. 

Burlington — Grnnd Lodge- of Vt„ New England 
Order Protection. April 23. H. A. Bartlett, 
secy.. St. Jobnsbury. Vt. 


Richmond (Murphy's Hotel)— Grand Council 

Boyal Arcanum of Va. April 10. Jas. B. 

JUIanks. aecy., Petersburg, Va. 

Parkersburg — National Wholesale Grocera' As- 

suclatlon Co. May 23. W. C. McConaughey. 



Milwaukee— Grand Council B. A. of Wis. April 
24. 0. P. Slmonda. aecy., 6 Mack Blk. 

Bonavista. Nfld. — P. G. Lodge of Nfld., L. O. 
A. Feb. (1st week). Jordan Mllly, aecy., 
P. O. Box 008. St. Johns. Nfld.; .. 

Lethbrldgc, Alta.— Eoyal Orange Assn. March 

. 10-1T.. J. G. Newlnn, secy., Haxdlsty. Alta.. 

Vancouver, B. C. — Ancient Order United Work- 
men. March 13. J. T. Mcllmoyl. secy.. P. 

O. Box 137. Victoria. 


(Continued from psge 13). 

square. After a abort talk each retires to his 
room. • The light, In the living room has been 
turned out leaving this room in darkness, while 
the lights are .left on In the bed rooms.' A 
bull's eye lantern la 0 ashed through the window 
of the library • and the burglar enters. One 
of the , crooks : hears the noise and enters the 
library " tot- Investigate. He Is caught un- 
awares by the burglar and "covered" with a 
gun. In the, meantime the other crook hears the 
commotion, in the outer room and enters. The 
burglar has - his back turned to the door of the 
bed room of the second crook and does not 
see nor hear him aa he enters the library. The 
second crook grapples with the burglar and 
takes the gun from him. Tbey disarm and 
search him and find *5,000, which he has taken 
In an earlier haul that night. The money is 
taken from him and after a little argument 
among the trio, the two occupants of the apart- 
ment decide to release Dim. The burglar leaves 
md vows revenge on the duo of crooks. After 
bla departure they argne as to toe best way 
to dispose of the money.- Each wants to get 
possession of It and at the same time each is 
careful not to make a "break" lest his pal 
should get wise to conditions as they Tea. ly 
are. Finally, just as one of them pockets the 
money, the burglar returns with a policeman 
who recognizes the duo of crooks and betrays 
the Identity , of each to the other. Again the 
argument as to the disposal of the money arises 
and a compromise is finally reached wherein 
Ihe ts.000 Is split In four ways between the 
quartet of crooks. As the policeman starts 
away he takes off his uniform coat, changes 
hla hat and we find before as another typical 
crook. This piece of business takes the audi- 
ence completely by surprise and brings a very 
good climax to a clever act, which Is cleverly 
acted by each member of the company. 


Majestic. Chicago; fourth in nine-act 
show: singing, talking and planologue; 
time. IS minutes. In one. 
This little offering- is sot unlike a gre.'t many 
other such acts, but there la a certain air ot re- 
finement about it that makes It original and 
classy. The songs introduced are- new and 
Cleverly rendered. The work of the gentleman 
at the piano la commendable and scored nicely. 
There are a few spots In this act which could 
be Improved with a little more speed. The act 
for the greater part is well worked, but tbest- 
two or three slow spots are greatly detrimental 
to the possible success of the offering. The 
duo responded to three or four encores. 



(Sam F. Kingston, mgr.) Academy Stock Com 

ALHAMBBA (Percy G. Williams, mgr.) Van 
devllle twice a day. 

AMERICAN (Maurice Loew. Inc., mgrs.) Pop 
ular priced vaudeville twice a day. 

ASTOR (Wagenhala ft Kemper, mgrs.) The 
Rrd Widow. Fourth week. 

IIELASCO— (David Belasco. mgr.) The Betnrn 
. f reter Grimm, seventh week. 

BIJOU— (A. C. Campbell, mgr.) Dark. 

BROADWAY — (Wm. Wood, mgr.) The Never- 
hoin- a. tenth week. 

BRONX— (Percy G. Williams, mgr.) Vaude. 
vllle twice a day. . . _ „. 

CASINO — (W. Ii. Rowland, mgr.) The Kiss- 
Walt*, eleventh week. _ 

CENTURY— (Llebler * Co., mgrs.) The 
Onrlen of Allah, seventh week. 

CIBOLE— (Ed. J. Strauss,- mgr.) Vaudeville 
ind moving pictures. 

CITY (Ben Lee, mgr.) Vaudeville and mov- 
ing pictures, 

Mania.' mgrs.). The Little Millionaire, tenth 

Lee Shnbert. mgrs.) Bunty Pulla the Strings, 
eighth week. ■ . - 

COLONIAL- tPercy Q. Williams, mgr.) Van 
devllle (wire a day. . _ _V , 

COLUMBIA <J. H. Mack-, mgr.) Merry Whirl. 

COMEDY (A. Kaufman, mgr.) Vaudeville 
and moving n'ctnres. 

CRITERION (Chaa. Frohman, mgr.) Passers 
By, twelfth week. ■ ■ .■ ■■■ „. 

DALY'S (Sam S. ft Lee Shnbert. mgrs.) The 
Lady of Coventry, second week. 

DEWBY (Wm. Fox. mgr.) Vaudeville and 
moving pictures. 

EMPIRE (Charles Frohman. mgr.) A Single 
Man. thirteenth week. . _ '.„ 

FAMILY (J. C. Simons, mgr.) Vaudeville and 
•oovlng pictures. . 

niiest. mgr.) Vaudeville and moving pictures. 

FtJI.TON (H«nry B. Harris, mgr.) Take' My 
Advice, oncna ST. . ■ ■' 

GAIETY (Klnw ft Erlanger-Cohan ft Harris 
mgrs.) Uncle Sam. third week at tula house. 

OAttBTCK tChaa. Frohman. mgr.) The Sena- 
tor Keeps House. „'■'■... . _. _v„ 

OLOnB fChas. Dillingham, mgr.) The Three 
Romeo*, th'.rd week. , _ . _„. 

GRAND (Harry Beckman. mgr.) Vaudeville 
>ind moving plctarea. 

GRAND OPERA HOUSE (Jack Welch, mgr.) 
Little Miss Flxlt. 

GOTHAM (Herman Goldman, mgr.) Vaude- 
ville and moving pictures. ... 

HABBIS (Henry B. Harris, mgr.) Maggie 
Pepper, fourteenth .week. . 

HERALD SQUARE (Sam S. ft Lee Shnbert. 
mgrs.) The Wife Hunters, fifth week. 

UII'roiiItOMB (Lee ft J. J. Shnbert, mgrs.) 
Around the World. 

HUDSON (Henry B. Harris, mgr.) Tbe Price, 
fifth week. 

bon. mgr.) Vaudeville and moving pictures. 

KEITH'S UNION. SQUARE. Vaudeville ami 
moving pictures. 

(Elmer F. Rogers, mgr.) Vaudeville twice a 

ville and moving pictures. 

KINEMACOLOR (Kin. Co. of Amer.. mgrs.) 
Coronation pictures. j — k 

KNICKERBOCKER (Harry C. Sommer, mgr.) 
The Siren, fourteenth week. 

LIBERTY (Klaw ft Erlanger, mgrs.) The Lit- 
tlest: BebeL third week. 

LINCOLN SQUARE (Charles Ferguson, mgr.) 
Vaudeville and moving pictures. 

Inc., mgr.) VandevUIe and moving pictures. 
. LYCEUM (Daniel Frohman. mgr.) The Run- 
sway, eighth week. 

• LYRIC (Sam S. ft Lee Shnbert, mgrs.) Llttl 
Boy WOe opens 27. 

MANHATTAN (Wm. Gane, mgr.) Vaudeville 
,and moving pictures. 

Marlowe in Repertoire, fourth week. 

MA NINE ELLIOTT'S (Ralph Long, mgr.) 
The Irish Players In Repertoire. 

MIXERJS- BRONX (Thomas Miner, mgr.) Daf- 

MIXER'S BOWERY (E. D. Miner, mgr.) Pace 

mgr.) Merry Burleaquers. 

MURRAY HILL (Fred Waldman. mgr.) Gold- 
en Crook. 

NATIONAL (Henry Loew. mgr.) VandevUIe. 
NEW AMSTERDAM (Malcolm Douglas, mgr. < 
The Pink I.ady. thirty-ninth week. 

NEW YORK (Klaw & Erlanger, mgrs.) The 
Enchantress, seventh week. 

OLYMPIC (Manrice Krans, mgr.) Majesties. 
PARK (Frank McKee. mgr.) The Quaker Girl, 
sixth week. 

PLAYHOUSE (Wm. A. Brady, mgr.) Bought 
and Paid For, tenth week. 

PLAZA (David Benjamin, mgr.) Vaudeville 
and moving pictures. ' 

PROCTOR'S (23d Street) VandevUIe and mov- 
ing pictures. 

PROCTOR'S (38th Street) Vaudeville and mov- 
ing pictures. 

PROSPECT (Frank Gerston. mgr.) Prospect 
Theatre Stock Co. 

REPUBLIC (David Belasco, mgr.) The Wo- 
man, eleventh week, 

SAVOY (Rosenberg Bros., mgrs.) Vaudevlll 
and moving pictures. 

STAB (Wm< Fox. mgr.) VandevUIe and mov- 
In g pi ctures. 

S. ft Lee Shnbert, mgrs.) .The Million, slxt: 

TREMONT— (J. Jones Johnson, mgr.) Agnes 1 
Cameron Stock Co. 

VKTOBIA (William Hammera'ein. mgr.) Van 
devlUe and moving pictures. 

WALLACE'S (Charles Burnham. mgr.) Dis- 
raeli, eleventh week. 

WASHINGTON (Harry Thorns, mgr.) Vaude- 
ville and moving pictures. 

WEBER'S (Joe Weber, mgr.) The Wife De- 
cides, third week. 

WEST END (J. K. Cookson, mgr.) The 

WINTER GARDEN (Winter Garden Co., 
mgrs.) Variety and music hall. 

YORKVIULE (Marcus' Loew. Inc.. mgrs.) 
Vaudeville and moving pictures. . 

really powerful, so much so. - In factr--<aati If 
the balance of the play measured' opto them It 
could weU be characterized aa the work of ; a 
genius. . . .. ,' 

But In this also, although: It 'was not so ap- 
parent as In the Shaw play,- the .Irish Players, 
were decidedly misplaced. 

It Is not to be denied tbat the company pos- 
sesses considerable dramatic talent, and It h* 
unfertnnate that plays of tbe type of The Show- 
<ag Up of Blanco Ponset and The Well of tbe 
Saints, which are utterly nnsultcd to their tal- 
ents, are included In their repertoire. In plays 
of purely Hibernian drama is their place, ami 
ic their place they onght to stay. 



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Large. Paper Shakers, per gross 8.M 

Large Poodle Dogs, 2 sizes, per doz.S5.00 ft 17,04) 

Carnival mods 

Rnbber Balls. Rubber Balloons. Balloon Whis- 
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Bats and Novelties of all kinds. 


Gold Plated Clocks and Metal Jewel Boxes, 
Optical Gnods. Cntlery. Razors and Shears. 
China Novelties and Specialties. 

No goods C. O. D. wltbont caab deposit. Cats- 
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822-824 N. 8th Street, 


U. S. A. 


The, great 
dish, made with Dye'si 
Chile Mixture. Tb* 
Modern Chile Maker 
contains everything 
for making the gen- 
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(Continued from page 12.) 

3 Concerto for Violin (First Movement) .Lai., 

Mr. Arthur Hand. 

4 a)Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann. 

(Hoffmann's Erxahlnngen) ..Offenbach 

b) The Canary and Nightingale's Warble. 

a lyric toueplcrure Bach 

(Lied des Kanarienvogela und der 

5 Grand Suite for Orchestra from Ballet 

Music Sylvia DeVbea 

6 Golden Bobln Polka, Duet for two Cornets 


.' Messrs. W- E. van Doren and Noah 

7 a) Celebrated Menuet. ' A 1/ Antique ...... 

* Paderew<ikl 

b)-Tfwas a Dream (Ea war eln Tranm) 

Valse-Intertneszo .. — ...Ellenberg 

8 Onverture to William Tell (by Request) 



0 March MUltatre (Transcription for Orches- 
tra) Schuber- 

Enphonia Souvenir of a Music Box..Hlndley 

10 Tbe Warbler's Serenade, a musical trav- 

estle ....... .......Perry 

11 An Evening at the Ball. Descriptive 

Fantaale Luede rs 

SYNOPSIS— Evening. The clock strikes nine. 
A sleighing party going to the ball. Arrival 
at the hall. The grand march. Waltz. Polka 
Qoadrllle. Champagne. The clock strikes 3. 
. Going home In the sleigh. The parting. Say 
an revolr, but not good-bye. Finale. 


' (Continued from page S.) 

acted. . The result was a dull play poorly acted. 
The dialogue contains considerable Western 
slang, that la. the Western slang as London 
knows It. and It was handled Inst about as 
cleverly, as a tTf'cal American Westerner ronl 
handle Irish slang. m 

Tl'<s Is .the play that London censors refused 
to allow presented. Their reasons ror prvVh't 
Ing It were, no doubt, apparent to themselves, 
bnt It can be safety said that the andleace on 
Thursday evening came to the eonelunlnn that 
It was an exhibition or "English humor." 

Preceding the Shaw play the company ap- 
peared In The Well of the Saints, a play In 
two acta. The Synge drama Is Interesting In 
psrts, snd there are several scenes that are 


Novelty Performer 

Change for week; straight or second comedy fas 
sets. I do Fire Act. Comedy Acrobat. Magic. 
Juggling, etc. Good wardrobe. Have fine Il- 
lusion for sale. 


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FOR SALE— Mind Reading Act 

Cross Escape, Handcuff Act, Box Mystery, An- 
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Conn Alto Horn, and many other bargains. 
Lists for Stamp. GEO. A. RICE. Dept. 4, Aa- 
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Trap Drummer 

Prefer one doubling atsge or doing specialty. 
Must be able to Join on wire. Athena. Tex., 
Nov. 30 ; Malakoff Dec 1: Kerens 2: Barry 4. 


The greatest drawing card In tbe country, 8» 
beautifully colore,] Slides, great printed Lee-, 
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terms. W. L1XDSAV GORDON. Mfr. High- 
Class Art Slides, 205 W. Wth St.. Xew Tork 
City. ' ■ - 


Of all kinds. Mnat be good: play sala ry or 
percentage. Hou*e hnlda flOo: best picture ' 
house In the W*»t: 40 miles from St. PaoL 
Write at once. DAVENPORT THEATBE, Bed 
Wing. Mtnn. 

WANTED TO BTTV — A lot of second-hand 
Skates, also one Band Organ. lneoodJ5*™!Cn: 
cheap for cash. Address JOHN DENND30W, 
Canton, Now Tork. ' 


To Join at once. N1LES BRADLBT, Henry. 
Illinois . . • 

WANTED FOR OAAH— Moving Picture Ma- . 
chines. Films Tents. Chairs, etc. Moving Pte-> 
hire Supplies of -all kinds bought and a-'-" 
WM. L. TAMME, 6 So. 18th St.. St. Louis. 


now to Train Horses snd Dogs foe the :mu 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1fl1l 

The improvement in the quality of 
films produced by the Independent 
manufacturers during the past few 
weeks is simply wonderful. If you 
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quality, quality, quality — and 
you'll get the benefit of the whole 
thing if you get your films from 
the biggest and best film 
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Motion picture Machines. $35.00 np; Power's 
Cameragrapb No. 5 for $110; Edison Model B. 
only $140: Labln Cineograoh. $65: also 20th 
Century Marvel. $100. All rally equipped. 
Model B Gas Outfit, $25. Power's Camera- 
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Brad for Sup. 33 Bargain List. MoUon Pic- 
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• reels. $9; 12 reels. $9; 21 reels. $15. Posters 
and Illustrated Songs Free. 


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ture Film Service aod sell machines and sup- 
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(Continued from page 14.) 

had previously discovered the defect and re- 
paired it. The iourmilst learning that his wife 
was making Urn dignt and fearing that through 
his aet, both wonld be dashed to death, becomes 
frenzied and finally collapses. The filers, how- 
ever, come to the ground safe and the aviator 
realizing that the Journalist truly loves his 
wife, brings about a reconciliation. 

Zigomar — (Released September 20). A sensa- 
tional detective story founded on the romance 
Of iLeon Sale. A wonderful feature of this pro- 
duction is the "Will *0 the Wisp" dance by 
the noted danoer, Esmee, who performs it at 
a ball in the Moulin Bonge, Paris, The festival 
begins by a magnificent procession in which the 
dancer is carried In a Utter, bedecked with 
jewels. In the Succeeding darkness, tiny flames 
light up and Esmee appears, clad In white 
veils. She appears in the semi-darkness as a 
white apparition. Then the dance becomes 
gayer, the dancer turns faster, like a flower 
with changing colors and Anally sinks exhausted 
to the floor. There are effects of color lights 
in this picture that never have been seen before. 
Immediately following, there Is a scene of 
great contrast, when Zigomar sets fire to the 
place and the scene ends in wild disorder. 
Throughout It Is a straggle for supremacy be- 
tween Zigomar and Panlln Broquet, the cele- 
brated detective. 


(Continued from page 14.) 

failed. The following telegram was received 
at the office of the Bepubllc Company, No- 
vember 21. from Mr. A. M. Lucas: - 

"Trust representatives appeared before Sa- 
vannah Automobile Crab at tonight's meeting 
offering big bonus to cancel Republic's contract 
and give them exclusive right to take race pic- 
tures. All were Informed Republic had ex- 
clusive contract to produce theBe events and 
that no change would be made." 


- 1 7^ W — rei 

(Continued from page 14.) 

This will be the second theatre to grow from 
the tiny Times Square on Broadway between 
40th and 41st Streets. The Times Square was 
opened by M. H. Saxe less than three years 
ago and has rewarded Its owners with profits 
that have bought and paid for the Fifth Avenue 
Theatre in Brooklyn, considered one of the 
handsomest vaudeville theatres In that borough. 

Another new playhouse that will open Its 
doors during the month of December is that 
which Wm. Fox ~ is locating on 96th ~ Street. 
Vaudeville and moving pictures will be offered 
and an elaborate program furnished dally. It 
Is understood that first day releases will be fea- 
tured. The house has Installed a Standard 
moving picture machine. 

Robert Teed Is quite a familiar figure In New 
York film circles, In his new capacity of city 
salesman for the American Moving Picture Ma- 
chine Co. It will be readily recalled that Teed 
has lone been associated with the moving pic- 
ture Industry, having seen service with Pathe 
and Vitagraph, In addition to one of the re- 
cently deceased trade papers in its earlier days. 

The offices of the Export Film Company, a 
new concern handling special religions and edu- 
cational films, were opened at No. 32 Union 
Square, New York City, Monday, Nov. 20. 

Lichtenberger and WUlara have started a 
new motion picture house in Jewell, la, called 
the Unique. . 


New York, -Nov. 22 (Special to The Bill- 
board). — The Champion Film Company, through 
the obtaining of the Nassau Aviation Field. Long 
Island, and the services of several noted avia- 
tors, have made themselves capable of produc- 
ing real aviation pictures in which the flights 
by aeroplane figure prominently in the plots. 
Mr. M. M. DIntenf aas has closed a contract 
with the Nassau Aviation Co. of New York 
City, for the exclusive nse of the Nassau 
Aviation Held at Garden City, Long Island. 
He has prepared scenarios and will short- 
ly begin the production of the pictures In which 
Miss Scott, one of the aviators, will play the 
leading part. 

There have been many pictures made of flights 
and there have been many photoplays In which 
aeroplanes appeared indirectly or even directly 
without any of the characters in the plays en- 
tering the machine. In the coming Champion 
pictures this will not be the case as the bird- 
man lover will surely elope with the maiden and 
there will be no doubling. 


Cleveland. O., Nov. 24 (Special to The Bin- 
board). — Gontracts are being let for the first 
of a chain of moving picture theatres which 
will be built In Cleveland and nearby towns In 
the northern part of the state for the Alexander 
Amusement Company. The first bouse Is to go 
up at Superior Avenne and East 55th Street, 
and Is to be modern In every way. It will be 
fireproof. A large lobby will be bnllt to ac- 
commodate persons waiting to see the shows. 

It is the plan of the company to increase 
its business as conditions warrant. The ulti- 
mate plan Is to have sixty theatres, showing 
the highest class films. Men associated with 
President F. B. Alexander have had long expe- 
rience In the business, snd are said to be per- 
cnllariy well eqnlpned for the work of manag- 
ing the theatres. 


It's up to you, when you stait 
in the motion picture business, 
whether your show will be a win- 
ner or a loser. It depends on your 
first move — on the kind of ma- 
chine you buy. 

A goodjmachine will send your 
show booming along to success — 
but a cheap machine will knock it 
higher than a kite. 

Get the best machine first — 





And crowd your Theatre. 
M. F. Theatre Catalog just issued, 
CO., 180 North Dearborn St., 

"Horrors or White Slavery" 

Look, Feature Men: Sixty White Slave 6114 
every one beautifully band colored, ten It 
Photos and printed Lecture, for SS0. Can 
beat it? $20 with order. Fill your order si. 
day is It Is received. This attraction win i 
yon as much m-ney as Dante's Inferno or i 
other big one. Go where you please; terrltn 
unlimited. Get in and get some of the era 
Address B. CHENOWHTH. 605% Bast Sth I 
Oklahoma City, OMa. 

Pay the slight difference in cost 
and avoid the risk of failure. 

The Edison projects the clearest, 
steadiest pictures, it doesn't eat up 
your profits on repairs and it will 
outlast any other motion picture 
machine. If you're going in busi- 
ness to stay you'll want the Edison 
sooner or later. Get the Edison 

Write today for complete par- 
ticulars and copy of the Edison 


. 71 Lakeside Avenue, 


Second-hand Film, new Feature Film, Camera- 
phone Film with 2 sets Records. Educational, 
Historical, Biblical and Scenic subjects a spe- 
cialty. Lists sent on request. EXPOET FILM 
CO., 32 Pnlon Square, New York City. 

NEW BI0OBAPH FUJI, never released, 
"Child's Faith." Marine, religions, tinted and 
black and white, 618 feet: three colored Posters 
^u...»i>. 016 W. 67th Boulevard, Chicago, III 


Hilano Production. JOHN W. ERB, care H.] 
4 O. Co, Newport, Ky. 


The Devil. Unwritten Law, Thais, Tale of Ti 
Cities. Count or Monte Crlsto. Othello. Prta 
ess of Carthage. Italian Naval Maneuvers. D 
mon and Pythias (Amb.), Uncle Tom's Cat 
(Than.), Merchant of Venice. Julius Caen 
Taking of Saragossa. ATLANTIC FILM GO 
1*2 W. 125th St.. New York. 

WANTED — Motion Picture Honae In a fa 
Western town. Give fall descrintlon, eqii 
ment, lowest price, etc.. In first letter. Wrl 
W. W. SPAIN. Bedfleld, S. D. 

REMEMBER THE MAIN — Yon can make t 

money selling panorama views of the Spaal 
main. Send 11.00 for samples snd special nrt 
to agents. P. J. LOGAN. Oblsno 82, Havat 

FOB SALE — 1,000 Independent Seels, from I 
to {29. Send for Ust. All shipments mad< f 
O. D.. subject to examination upon deposit wll 
us of a sufficient amount to cover expm 
charges both ways. Send for list. P. 0. BO] 
388, Toledo, Ohio. 

X. P. MACHINES. 815.00 UP. Good Lnbto 
$35. Acetylene and Cal. Outfits, Stereoptlcow 
Films. One new Model B Gas Outfit, $25. Sum 
for lists. Want M. P. Machines. F. L. SMITE 
Amsterdam. N. Y. 

FOB SALE CHEAP— One filekerlesa Mortal 
Picture Macblse. with stand and fireproof Htt 
aslnea, Vlascope. Rheostat and two flftr-fw 
Stereoptlcon Lenses. J. W. MATTHEWS. I> 
faula, Ala. ■ 

WANTED TO BUT— "Dante's Inferno," "Till 
of Two Cities," •The Two Orphans," "Collea 
Bawn," "Borneo axd Juliet," "Life of Aim 
ham Lincoln," "Enoch Arden," "JohnsooJefj; 
rles Fight." "James Brothers In Missouri, 
"Life of David Cbpperfleld," "Faust," ••Han* 
Across the Sea," and other two and three ml 
features. FOB SALE— Film. $5.00 per reel. 
Used Machines, $38 op; New Standard asd V 
Monograph Machines, factory price. $225, otnj 
$150. FOB RENT— Film. $1.00 per reel w«l-' 
ly. H. DAVIS. Watertown. Wisconsin. 


Simultaneous with the opening of their new 
Duplex Studio, the Powers Motion Picture Com- 
pany announces an expedition Into the wild* of 

the Southwest, nnder the direction of Mr. John 
B. O'Brien. His company will consist of Leila 
Chester, Mildred and Anna Klbby. Frances Cura- 
m infra, Master Martin. Edward Lincoln, George 
R.vno. George Connors and Master Dan Burns. 
The company will go direct to Las Crn«ea. New 
Mexico, s territory which Is still Intact from 
the ravages of atmosphere-seekers. It Is abun- 
dant In old Spanish scenic prises, and there la 
no donbt bnt that Mr. O'Brien, who Just finished 
the Life of Buffalo BUI series, will nse these 
facilities to good advantage. He will rentals 
in that vicinity all winter. 


DECEMBER 2, 1911- 




d stock ..!T!T 2.000.000 Up. 

.tt Stock .5,T50,000 TAn 

* a tSly Pald- np. S.T8O.80O Un. , 


Irome and padova 

The first aeries are now all sold, and the 
J nex t shipment expected about end of 
month, showing aviators in warfare, epi- 
sodes of last engagement, insurrection of 
Arabs. Appro*. 1,000 ft. 


445 Brwae St B'waj. New York City. 

Telephone, Spring 9232. 
Telegrapha, Clnaa, Now York. 


Western, Comedy, Dramatic, Spec- 
t taeular, Seenle and Industrial. 
iSttU $5.00 M Reela ....110.60 

U Reoll 9.00 21 Reela 15.00 

In good condition. We ship anywhere. 
Send for our Film List. CUT BATE ON 
ALL SUPPLIES. Now Is the time to buy 
i new machine. We can save yon a bar- 
rel of money. Let ns send yon our cat 
Rate Supply List. IF YOIJ WANT TO 


;Oxford Building, Suit* 6, 
118 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. III. 


If you arean exhibitorVou need 
FILMS of your own. ASK FOR 
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The moving pictures which are. being exhibited 
at the Land Show are proving of great Interest 
to the many patrons of the Coliseum this week. 
Those which seem to be receiving; the greatest 
amount of rcognltlon are the Industrial Moving 
Picture Company's product which includes Farm- 
ing with Dynamite, The Burnley Plow Co. pic- 
ture and the Oliver Plow Company films. 

Mr. Fred McMillen, who Is In charge of the 
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with the film business. Although he only re- 
cently opened this new exchange he is receiving 
much recognition from the film renting end of 
the Industry, who In the past bave always found 
tbelr dealings with him to be of a satisfactory 
nature. Mr. McMlllen's new enterprise prom- 
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sidered a leader in that line of endeavor. 

Mr. Joseph Hopp. president of the Standard 
Film Exchange, recently returned from a trip 
to Louisville. Ky., where he Is operating a 
branch office, and his reports on the business 
done by that exchange are such as lead us to 
believe that it was not only a wise Investment 
on Mr. Hopp's part but that It also Is some- 
thing that was much needed by the exhibitors In 
that territory. 

Mr. J. P. Mollett of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Just 
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Philadelphia, Pa., Nov, Si (Special to The 
Billboard.) — The Exhibitors, League of Penn- 
sylvania gained an important victory today 
when J. Louis Breitlnger, who represented the 
association, obtained a decision from Judge 
Staake, to the effect that the act of 1907 
assessing a yearly tax of $500 on certain 
places of amusement, does not apply to moving 
picture theatres and nickelodeons. 

The decision of the court was rendered In 
a case prepared by Mr. Breitlnger on behalf 
of the amusement people. 

Judge Staake. in passing upon the question 
of the status of a moving picture place,, points 
to a decision where it Is held that "a mov- 
ing picture show Is not In any proper sense 
of the word a theatrical entertainment." 

Moving picture shows pay a city license of $100 
each year. 


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marketing of tea and cotton ought to prove 
very Interesting to those who have a thirst 
tor knowledge concerning staple products of 
their country. Forseelnjr this Carl Laemmle. 
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photographers Sooth and obtained excellent 
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convey the Interest. In the film that will be- 
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crop. Scenes at the gin. the weighing, packing 
and hauling to the steamer can not faU to 
educate and enlighten all those Interested in the 
Industries of the United States. The cotton. 
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ried to tie staff composer and writer of Tbat 
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Mich., were October 8. 4 and. S. The prospects 
far this year's exhibition wen moat roseate, 
and bid fair to ootsbloe anything ever before at- 
tempted in this vicinity. The exhibit* comprised 
the- finest line that was ever shown In Northern 
Michigan, and there were also some excellent 
amusement attractions, bnt the weather was not 
to be denied, and after a one-day exhibition 
attended, despite the cloudy weather, by 3,500 
people, the rain fell to such an extent, that 
we were forced to call off the balance of the 
fair. Among the amusement attractions the 
free acts were LaBaub and Seottte, trick house 
act, and Frank Coswell, juggler and contortion- 
ist. The Ust of privileges comprised the usual 
anarry-go-ronnd. etc. No plans bare been formu- 
lated as yet for tbe 1912 event. 

The Central Pair and Live Stock Association 
held its toil fair October 17-20, at Grenada, 
Was. Although Industrial conditions were not 
-vary good, tbe exhibits In the agricultural and 
live atock departments averaged well ami the 
fair proved quite successful. The amusement 
attractions. In addition to many shows of various 
kinds, were motor cycle races, floral parade and 
foot ball tournament. There were also a nnm- 
ber of privileges. The weather was good all 
four days. Attendance, first day. 1.872; second 
day, 1884; third day, 2.014: fourth day. 1.012. 

Excellent crops and fine business conditions 
presaged a successful 1011 fair of the Dassel 
Fair Association, beld October 20 and 21, at 
Dassel. Minn. Exhibits In all departments were 
very large. Good weather ruled both days, 
and the attendance was 2.000 the first day and 
0,000 the second. There were some excellent 
amusement attractions. Including Jesse James 
Show, the Jungle. Moore's Armless Wonder and 
Spake Show, three free acts. Johnson. Dutch 
comedian; Chas. ITanson, and Znlam. serpentine 
•oncer. The privileges were doll raeks. knife 
sacks, nigh strikers, novelty stands, hoop-la, 
and others along that' line. The 1912 dates 
have been set as October 18 and 19. Doable the 
■mount of premiums will be offered. 
. The sackvtne and Westmoreland Agricultural 
eJcdery beld its annual fair October 5 and 6. 
at Sackvtile. N. B.. Canada. Bad weather on 
the first day kept the attendance down to 1.00O. 
hot on the second day the weather was fair and 
8,000 attended. This la an excellent agricul- 
tural district and tbe exhibits In this line 
wars la keeping. The exhibits In the horse. 
Cattle, poultry and horticultural departments 
were also large and of a fine grade. Some 
well contested trotting and running races were 
given, and there were also palling matches be- 
tween horses, and foot races. Farm land In this 
sletnlty is fine, some being used for s hundred 
years without fertiliser. 

Mancoupln County Fair and Agricultural As- 
sociation held Its 1911 fair .October 10, 11, 12 
and 13. at Carllnville. III. Tbe event was < 
•access In every particular, industrial condl 
tuns were good, the exhibits In all departments 
large, weather One and attendance first day. 
•,000; second day, 8.000: third days 10.000: 
fourth day. 7.500. High school horse, champion 
six-horse team of the worH. and doe races were 
the free amusement attractions. The list of 
privileges Included everything Imaginable In thla 

The Hull Ivan County Agricultural Society- held 
its 1911 fair October 3, 4, S and 0, at Forks- 
vtlle. Pa. Industrial conditions were good, and 
tbe exhibits large In all departments. Merry- 
go- round and a picture show were tbe principal 
attractions. There were also several shows 
among the privileges. In addition to various 
kinds of stands. Attendance, first day. weather 
fine, about 100: second day, rain, 800; third 
day, threatening, 1,000: fourth day, threatening, 

The Sixth annual fair of the Emporia Agri- 
cultural Fair Association held October Sl-Nov. 
X, 2 and 8. at Emporia. Vs., proved to be a 
record-breaker. Good Industrial conditions pre- 
vailed and the exhibits In all departments were 
splendid. The horse races were well contested 
and the track record lowered to 2.1854. The 
amusements were: Bmce Amusement Co., Ver- 
rls wheel and merry-go- ronnd and two big free 
features, Kemp's Wild West and Rosemary Con- 
cert Band, with Prof, H. De Zaro, soloist. 
There- were a number of privileges, with J, 
Jones In charge of all percentage games. 
The weather waa good on the. first three days, 
but bad on tbe fourth. Attendance, first day, 
2,000: second day, 4.O00; third day, 8.000; 
fourth day. 2.000. Arrangements are already 
Being made for next year's event. We expect 
to again be members of the Virginia Fair Clr 

Tbe Pennsylvania Live Stock Breeders' Asso- 
ciation, the Pennsylvania Dairy Union and the 
(State Horticultural Association of Pennsylvania 
win bold their annual meetings In Pittsburg. 
January 15-20. 1912. They will also hold a big 
Winter Fair at tbe aame time, at which ex- 
hibits of fruit, dairy products, com, live stock, 
etc. win be made. 

Tbe annual event of tbe Southaide Agricultural 
Association was held September 28. 27 and 28. 
at North, Ta. Industrial conditions were eery 
bad, owing to tbe prolonged drought, the weather 
was also bad and combined with very little 
sooner being In circulation made conditions the 
worst possible, and as a result we bad the 
poorest fair In our history. On the first day the 
weather was cloudy, and the attendance S2A- 
second day threatening. 1.408: third day. cloud: 
and eofct, 782. Tbe privileges were restaurant, 
oyster stands, horse lor. Punch and Judy pho- 
ipha. stresgth testing machines, hoop-la, 
y-iu-Tonnd. novelty a l a itde ,..atev- . ^ 

The "maiden fair" of tbe Black Belt Pair 
Association was beld October 31 te November 
4, inclusive, at Demopolis, Ala., and proved to 
be a success In every way. Tbe exhibits of 
farm products were large and of a high clsss, 
while the live Btock show was one of tbe best 
In ihe state. An excellent racing card was giv- 
en. - and Woods Pour Bros.' Shows furnished 
excellent amusement attractions, with tight 
rope, brass band and balloon ascensions as tbe 
free acts.. The attendance was very good; on 
tbe first day. weather clear, 2,000; second day, 
Clear bnt cold. 8.000; third day, fine, 4.000; 
fourth day, cloudy and cold. 500; on tbe fifth 
day tbe exhibits Were taken sway and no. busi- 
ness really done. There were a number of 
privileges of the usual -kind. Our fair repre- 
sents- ihe. Interests of six counties and compe- 
tition is limited to these counties. It Is our 
intention to torn the center of -the race track 
into a demonstration farm, the Southern Ball- 
road Co. co-operating. We have every as- 
surance that next year will see the fair way up 
near tbe bead of the list for big shows In the 
state.. . 

The annual fair of the If aeon County Agricul- 
tural Fair Association was held October 31-Nov- 
ember 1, 2. 3 and 4. - at Tuskegee. Ala. Al- 
though Industrial conditions were not of the best, 
the exhibits In all departments were fine. There 
were also a- nnmber of first-class amusemeat 
features, with three big free acts. Zenos, Min- 
nie Fisher and Hutchinson's balloon. Other 
amusements were: Harry Kojan's Alrdome. Ko- 
jan's TIu-T-aia, the scientific wonder, six-legged 
cow, cigarette fiend and alligators. The priv- 
ileges Included, poodle doss, wheels of all de- 
scriptions, African dip and a number of others. 
All privileges were on a. flat rate and there were 
at least twenty-five or thirty of them. - All shows 
snd privileges did . a -good business. The . at- 
tendance on the first day was 149: second day. 
£20; third day, 1.850: fourth day, 2.000; fifth 
day, 2.500. Tbe attendance on tbe last two days 
would have been much .larger bad the weather 
not been cold and rainy. This fair is conceded 
to be one of the best county fairs . In the state. 

The Kershaw County Fair Association . held 
Its 1911 fair November 8; 0 and 10, at -Camden. 
S. C. Good Industrial conditions prevailed, and 
the exhibits were very good, bnt bad weather cut 
down the attendance. On the first day .weather 
verv had. the attendance was 300: second day. 
weather bad. 800: third day, cloudy, 1.600. The 
Adams Carnival Company furnished the amuse- 
ment features,, and also had the privileges, with 
tbe exception of five concessions. A high dive 
was the free feature. The carnival was held 
on the main street. Just outside the fslr grounds, 
bnt next year we expect to hold everything with- 
in the grounds. 

September 5. 8, 7 and 8, were .the 1911 
dates of. the Seneca County Agricultural So- 
ciety's annual event, held at Bepublic, Ohio. 
The exhibits In all departmente were of a high 
order, and the amusement features were also 
very satisfactory, consisting of balloon and mil 
4 Flouruey'a Frontier- Exhibition, all free. There 
were also a great many privileges, - ancb as 
cane raeks, knife boards, novelties, merry-go- 
round, shows, wheels, hoop-la. etc. The socletv 
realized . about $1,200 from the privileges, col- 
lectins it" bat S3. The privilege men were all 
well satisfied. The weather was bad the first 
two days, although 2.000 attended on the second 
day. Tbe third day the weather was threat- 
ening, bnt a crowd or i3 t ooo was on the, grounds: 

fourth day. fair. 5.000. 

The eighth annual fair of the Bertram Coun- 
ty Fair Association was held November i. Z and 
3. at Bertram. Texas. This fair is strictly an 
agricultural fair, and although corn In this sec- 
tion of the country was a failure, there was ar 
average cotton crop, and from the standpoint of 
exhibits In the. various departments this vear»s 
event was the most successful the association 
has ever held. The weather, however, was un- 
favorable, and the attendance not as good as 
nsnsl. but all expenses wele paid and the as- 
sociation Is out of debt. The attendance was: 
First day, weather fair, roads mnddy. 1.390; 
second day, cold norther. 1.249; third day. rain. 

. Freak Show. Hobby Horse, Vaudeville and 
Moving Picture Show were the principal amuse- 
ment attractions, and there were a nnmber of 
other privileges, including restaurant. lunches, 
novelties, etc. We sen exclusive privileges for 
most shows, the reputation of the Bertram 
Fair for fair dealing to all concession men is or 
the highest; we hare men who bought conces- 
sions ever since the fair was started. Conces- 
sion men say that we have the best county fair 
In the state. An all day fair la held, not an 
evening one like the neighboring fairs around 
us; the people come early In the morning and 
stay an day. while a good many eamp through- 
out the fair. Hacev of every description, foot- 
ball games and other attractions also help to 
keep the crowds Interested. 


C. P. Craig. Robert Crlckxnore. W. W. Slv- 
rlgfat and George Atchison, members' Of the Min- 
nesota State Fair Board of Managers, expressed 
tbctr Intention of standing by their action In 
leasing the live stock pavilion of the fair for a 
skating rink. Instead of turning same over to 
the University of Minnesota to be used as a 
drill-ban by the agricultural students. The Re- 
Rents of tbe University asked for an appro- 
priation of (50.000 for remodeling the pavilion 
Into a drill-ban. but it is stated that they did 
not consult the State Fair Board before taking 
this action- The Fair Board will meet Decem- 
ber 2, bnt It ts stated that nothing more will be 
done with this matter. 

Tbe annual meeting of the Calgary Industrial 
Exhibition Company was held November 2 st 
Calgary., Can., and the following officers were 
re-elected: President, I. s. O. Van Wert: 
first vice-president. E. 3. Dewey; second vice- 
president. Col. James Walker: manager and 
secretary-treasurer, E. L. Richardson. - 


(Continued from page 8.) 

use he chooses of the Incident of the famous 
ride. But In changing tbe fair IVady Godlva's 
husband . into her conqueror and lover, and In 
making of Mm the only Peeping Tom on the 
premises, Mr. Parker is most surprisingly origi- 
nal. -Moreover In wedding Lady Godlva to tbls 
outlawed Leofrlc. not only after his abominable 
oath, but after be, of all persons, has been 
the one to peek through the blinds, the play- 
wright does anything but ' make the lady's 

character sympathetic . ... : 

.- ''Miss viola Allen. lour an actress of gracious 
charm, plays Dorothea, otherwise I,ady Oo- 

Idlva. In her fsmUlsr manner. Why she should 
continue to play at all Is a Question, toe she 
has gained all that -the stage Has to give let 

In the way of honor and she has given to It 
all that It Is in her power to give. Certainly 
this play will add nothing to her fame. 

"In the supporting cast Mr. Henry Kolker 
ia the Leofrlc, playing with some variety and 
power, if with some unpleasant maunerlsms. 
In a less conspicuous part M. Henry Stanford 
does good. sen-Ice and another role Is prettily 
played by Miss Rosalind Coghlau. The others 
do well enough under the circumstances, but 
there Is hardly an actor In the cast who knows 
the first thing about the real romantic method." 

Alan Dale refers to The Lady of Coventry 
as being melodramatic, and sums up a more 
lengthly criticism by saying that The Lady of 
Coventry, although a handsome production, as 
a play Is turgid and murky. 

The Sun spake more favorably of the pro- 
duction, even venturing the opinion that this 
play Is better than other late ones In which 
she appeared. It said In part: _ L 
■ "Viola Allen came last night to Daly's Thea- 
tre to Introduce a new romantic drama by Loots 
N. Parker called The Lady of Coventry, which 
bad naturally as Its heroine the most famous 
of all barebacked equestriennes. Miss Allen 
lust as naturally played the lady known to 
history as Lady Godlva. That the most Im- 
portant episode in ber career was omitted from 
the drama may have disappointed the ignorant. 
Bat theatregoers felt quite certain tbat Miss 
Allen would Insist on sncn a sacrifice of the 
rules of dramatic construction and allow this 
moving Incident to be described rather than 
witnessed by the audience. 

"Mr. Parker has made out of the episode 
of the Saxon's triumph over the Norman prin- 
cess an Interesting, highly colored play with 
sufficient action to Interest the man in the street 
who may wander into the theatre; a play with 
enough of his own unavoidable literary and 
poetic finality to interest spectators who look 
for such distinction In all his dramas. His 
situation Involved the subjugation of a bar- 
barian and conquering lover by a refined and 
noble woman. So It was Inevitable that his de- 
velopment at this theme should frequently sug- 
gest earlier works In which tbe problem of tbe 
playwright was the aame." 

A vein of satire runs through the comment 
printed In tbe World: - „_ _. 

"As -this Is Horse Show Week at the Gar- 
den and feats in the saddle are timely topics 
of tbe hour. It was eminently proper that the 
historic exploit which sent Lady Godlva's name 
cantering down through the centuries shonid 
last night be used by Lonis N. Parker as the 
pommel of a play at Daly'a. And since It Is 
generally known that Viola Allen Is no novice 
when' It comes to horses, what could tbe more 
fitting than that she should be chosen as the 
heroine of tbat unconventional dash through 
the streets of old Coventry town? 

. "But there should be no misunderstanding 
as to tbe circumstances in the play under which 
Lady Godlva — Mr. Parker prefers to call her by 
her Norman appellation of Lady Dorothea — 
ventured -out on tbe ride that rescued her 
townspeople from the heel of the tyrant Saxons. 
Lest the realism now being practised by the 
Irish Players at another theatre lead play- 
goers to expect too <mneh. it may be well to 
add that all the audience knew about the ride 
was gathered from Lady Godlva's own lips be_ 
fore she mounted her steed, and that the chief 
excitement derived from ber bravery was 
gained from the clang at the startlng-gong out- 
side the entrance of the castle. 

"Miss Allen as the proud Lady Godlva could 
not avoid appearing a little ridiculous at times. 
Henry Kolker as the first cruel and then re- 
pentant Leofrlc gave an impression that the 
early Saxons, after all. were Germans, Bnt 
Charles Harbury was Impressive ss the priest 
who was scandalized by his fairest parlshoner's 
wild, unclothed gallop." 


(Continued from page 12.) 

"The Havoc is rather a prodigious caption 
for so mild mannered, rhythmic and entertain- 
ing a aeries of episodes as that which Mr. Mil 
ler presented with much success at the Illi- 
nois last evening. No rough rapine or other 
devastation occurred to justify the appalling 
significance of the title, and. In fact, the play 
ended with Mr. Miller engaged In the trau 
qull employment of dictating a letter to hi* 
new stenographer, Miss Laura Hope Crewa, In 
the everyday precincts of tbe general offices of 
the New York Central Railroad." 

Ashton Stevens, In the Examiner, waa a 
trifle disappointed In the wind-up of the play, 
but praised Mr. Miller highly, saying: 

"The piece doesn't last through, but the 
acting does. Henry Miller never stops. Even 
when the author has given up Mr. Miner 
holds to his high aim. And the result Is one of 
the rarest performances In his gallery Of 

"The fool last act does not make one un- 
hopeful of H. 3. Sheldon's next play and Mr. 
Miller's present performance is a tribute to 
his contemporary Importance as an actor that 
really knows his business." 

The. work of Francis Byrne. Miss Laura Hope 
Crews snd Daniel Pennell also drew forth some 
flattering comments from Mr. Stevens. 

Amy Leslie, In the News, said tbe play con- 
tained little, acting and much agreeable conver- 
sation, and that the argument was whimsical 
and modern, winding up with encomiums for 
the players., 

The Inter Ocean summed up a very logical re- 
view in a few lines: 

"Tbe Havoc la a strong piece, and In the 
hands of a good company. It makes one think 
It Interests, and It satisfies on both the scores 
of drama and acting." 

O. L. Hall. In the Journal, contributed his 
meed of praise for the play and the players, 
and was particularly Impressed with the manner 
In which the author bandied his subject. 

Frederick Hatton. In the Evening Post. did. not 
share Ashton Steven's opinion of the third art 
of the play, as the following excerpt from his 
review will show: 

"Mr. Sheldon's dramatic economy Is - note- 
worthy. He has only four people In the play, 
and the three acts are given with only one 
change of setting. To work so skillfully reflects 
an unusual craftsmanship. The author has 
the technical ability which so many other of our 
younger writers lack. Tbe Interest of the action 
never drops, and the play, after two unusually 
tense acta. Is not solved until the last speech. 
Last acts are the undoing of many a veteran 
playwright. Mr. Sheldon seems to be able 
to carry through an Idea to a logical, complete 


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(Continued from page 12.) 

quscy of Its butterfly. The balance of th, 
cast was favorably commented on, the nrodu? 
tlon designated as interesting. 

On the other hand, Percy Hammond la tb» 
Tribune, prefacing bis remarks with "Miss Dm» 
really acts." said In part: ra 

"Miss Mane Doro as an 'emotional actrar 
Is something I have never thought about b*. 
fore. But in A Butterfly on the Wheel sue uu 
and did emotional things in a way last eYuiai 
that I have seldom observed excelled." 

Mr. Hammond also said tbat "it Is one of 
those plays which may be seen with en]o» 
ment by the normal theatre goer, since it Ij in 
easily assimilable bit of fiction, told not <u! 
skillfully by the authors, snd represented br 
the actors in a fashion natural, interesting tm 

0. h. Hall, In the Journal, was rather non- 
committal, and chary of either praise or era- 

Frederick Hatton, In the Evening Post, hid 
thla to say: w 

"The title role Is quite within Miss Doro'i 
somewhat restricted histrionic range, and ihe 
may said to nave bodied forth very accurtUW 
and underatandingly the silly, weak little 
woman whose mind and life la symbolised h, 
tbe butterfly. Her bit at the end of the com 
room scene was effective and quite restored to 
the hold of the play an audience which seemed 
Inclined to wander from dose attention to 
British court methods." 

Mr. Hatton also stated that the best acttai 
of tbe evening was done by Ferdinand Gott- 
schalk, as a brainless lording, wno, without at- 
tempting to ape the conventional stage Enjlltfi 
silly ass, gave a real characterisation of noble 

James O'D. Bennett, In the Record-Herald, 
detailed the court scene at length, and added; 

"Miss Doro develops more poise, more 
strength and more celerity and certaiaty of 
touch in thla play tbat she has displayed hither- 
to. Frederick. Gottsebalk assists ber with comic 
relief In his moat sapient manner and Charles 
MlUward is an easier James K. Haekett as the 
husband who Is full of hindsight and forgiveness 
after he baa dragged the woman through tor- 

Ashton Stevens, In the Examiner, flayed the 
play in a length review, but praised the star, 
saying In part: 

"A Butterfly on tbe Wheel Is the cruel title 
that describes Miss D.wo's predicament better 
than it does the rambling, wasteful London play 
by Edward G. Hemmerde and Francis Nellson in 
which she began an engagement at Powers' last 

In - the four long-drawn - talky acta there was 
but one that gave her opportunity — the third, 
in which she was in the dock or a London di- 
vorce court. Here her display of conventional 
feminine weakness and hysteric strength, along 
with a winsome humor tbat waa as often a 
tear as a laugh, justified Miss Doro's position 
as a star and proved what she could hare done 
with a play that was whole and steady." 


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HIS records: 

30 flighta in September, 1911— Refer- 
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303 8th Aye.. Now York City. 

R ii 

DECEMBER 2, 191t 

The Billboard 



(Continued from page 25.) 

What became of Benson, tbe street fair pro- 
Jff'rtW prominent about ten years ago! 
fttftk his namrwa. J.mea Ben.on. I think 
i, promoted Blchmond.^ 

n.™ival Showmen— P. T. Barnum was a great 
^min but he was never at any time great- 
£Than hi" show. Kindly take this 
5 m 7« A BaUVy thought tie same as P. T. Bar- 
Give the 7 show publicity and plenty of It 
uMt la a good show and pleases the public 
It won* take them long to And who Is back 
if the show. Have you^ got me? 

von have lot to go some to find a man that 
make as cWer and convincing talk on a 
lunette show as Artie Shields, and there 1. an- 
iuer thing in Artie's favor. Compliments will 
Sot keep him from doing Ms work well. 

Charles M. Abrahms Is a flrst-claas platform 
ataman. Yea. he li. ^Ul lay. 

W A Dickey's Circle D Wild Wert Is a 
genome wild west show. I will further add 
that his performance la not patterned after « 
iompl.-d from dgaret pictures. 

O W Lester Wlllard, who the past season 
wag the manager of The Uttle Busslan Prince, 
U a hard working and succeaful platform show- 
man. ♦ 

. Harry S. Noyes says: "The Great Patterson 
8h"wB for the Season of 1812 will add two cars 
to their train, making In all 24 cars. With 
the exception of the animal circus front, an 
the 10 shows will hare brand new fronts. The 
winter quarters at Paola, Kan., which Mr. Pat- 
terson owns, will he a busy place from the 
time the show closea Not. 4 until the spring 
opening." By the way this reminds me that 
tie sunflower state is the home of two of the 
largest carnlral companies In the states. This 
puts Kansas on the map. Success to both of 
them. + 

Let us have some carnival shows next sea- 
son over which the press agents can turn them- 
selves loose. Shows over which they can 
truthfully rant as being wonderful, am axing, 
Intensely Interesting, awe inspiring, superb, 
atartling. magnificent, astonishing, bewildering, 
beautiful, gorgeous and sumptuous. 

Harry S. Noyes. the general agent of the 
Great Patterson Shows, has in the past twenty- 
years held every position in connection with a 
show from driving a alx-borse team, laying out 
the lot. talking on the aide show, to the man- 
ager of an 18-car show. TJp to the time he as- 
sumed his present (roattlon. the Patterson show 
was not known to the secretaries of the big 
falri and expositions, hnt In the pant three 
seasons his company (with one exception) has 
played all the bin dates. Including the Winni- 
peg Exhibition. This proves that he must be 
the right man In the right place. Noyes hsa i 
tost or friends In the show business. Harry 
Is at all lime, a perfect gentleman. Instinct- 
ively a gentleman. Let us have more Noyes. 
Get it (noise). 

An agent is sn agent. A manager is a man- 
ager. An agent may become a manager, but 
it does not tweome a manager to lower his dig- 
nity by lighting with the agent on the show 
lot or any place else. Managers do not butt 
into the agent's end of the business. If yon 
have no confidence in the agent's aibllty. he 
has no business being with the show. There 



Mr. ML 8. Bodkin. Railroad Contracting 
Agent for the United Fairs Booking Association 
of Chicago, says that the following program of 
acts booked by his Arm at the Alabama State 
fair, recently held in Birmingham, la the larg- 
est number of acta of the kind ever booked ex- 
clusively ly one single office. The acts speak 
for themselves and make up a model bill In 
every particular as follows: Six Flying Herberts, 
Serlallsta: Three Leyghtona. rolling globe art- 
ists: Montambo and Bartelll. comedy acrobats: 
Gus Henderson, bounding rope; George Holland 
and Hone Dorkrlll Troupe, four horse riding act: 
Boae and Ellis, barrel Jumpers; Six Imperial 
Russian Dancers: Swaine-Oaterman Trio, ath- 
letes: Pink's Comedy Mnlea and Dogs; The 
O'Kura Japanese Wonders; The La Nolea. com- 
edy bar acrobats; The Holmen Brothers, comedy 
bar artists, and the Great Howards, high wire 
bicyclists. Do yon know where they have had 
more or better? If so. start an argument. 
There Is one thing certain; that Birmingham 
crowd knows how to frame op a show. 

In some towns the coming of the carnival 
company Is looked forward to as one of the 
events of the year. Towns that have been 
closed to carnivals for , years are being con- 
stantly opened. There is no denying the 
fact that the bualnesa Is getting better In every 
way. Next season will see wonderful changes 
the policy and equipment of the various 
traveling organizations. I say this meaningly, 
careful observation prompts thla prediction. 

Dr. John A. Pollltt. wbo has for several sea- 
sons past been operating Pharaoh's Daughter 
Show with the Great Parker Shows No. 2, 
stopped off In Chicago after the close or the 
season long enough to decide that he should 
go Into the auction business. So he bought sev- 
eral big trunks full of goods and left Chicago 
for parts unknown, s Jack Pollltt also owns what 
called the marvelous miracle painting, The 
shadow or the Cross. Jack's friends trust 
that he will be successful In the aforesaid 
auction business. 

i. How J»W times have yon heard this open- 
ing made on a high diver: Ladles and Gentle- 
S™' 'Jake great pleasure In introducing Prof, 
eimp Plunge, the man who stands absolutely 
alone In his perilous profession. A man who 
»Ul take his life In bis bands for the edifice- 
"on and pleasure of the assembled multitude. 
While the band plays s medley of the world's 
■J<'"test mimical numbers Prof. Plunge wlB 
imrant to the top of the lofty tower. Inch by 
iw*. step by step, rung by rung. When he 
°>s reached the top-most pinnacle he will panse 
nomentarllr on the small platform, which Is 
i» feet from the water's edge. Quivering 
{J**,*" ""w oa a weather vane he will plunge 
Kl™ .'J***? 0 * 1 Into the shallow tank of water 
&' ltB JL'? feet - M,na WU. ladles and gen- 
Jtemen, this tank -of water Is only four feet 
aeep. should Prof. Plunge be successful In ac- 

complishing this perilous feat you can say to 
yourselves that you have witnessed the most 
dare-devil, death-defying feat ever performed 
by mortal man In his rational mind. Should be 
1 Demerge from the tank with his life 1 want 
yon to give him a hearty hand of applause. 
Everybody quiet. Are you ready. Professor J 
(Chills and fever music.) Splash. Applause. 
Cheers. Bube in the audience: "He did It, 
be gosh." 


Elwood M. Johnson Is a most excellent car- 
nival promoter. He bas been absent from the 
business for a couple of seasons, promoting avia- 
tion meets I am told. Elwood Is a trained 

Jack Pollltt says that he has quite a bit 
of experience thla season In dealing with talk- 
ers. He says some of them would qnlt on a 
minute's notice. He thinks tbey should give 
at least twelve minutes' notice before leaving 
the front of a show. He pleads for reliability 
and a little forethought on the part of the 
transient talkers. Jack, being one of the best 
talkers in the business himself, knows whereof 
be speaks. 


It is reported around Chicago that Charles 
G. Kllpatrick, famous as a bicycle rider In 
years gone by, bad been making lots of money 
out of roulette wheels. I mean human roulette 
wheels. Kllpatrick has yet to be accused of 
being idle. 


The New York, New Haven & Hartford Ball- 
road requires that all private equipment enter- 
ing their system to be adaptable to use on elec- 
trified lines. Do not wait until yon get on their 
road to give attention to this. 


Carnival managers should congratulate them- 
selves In being able to And such clever press 
agents as Tom North, George L. MacFarlane, 
Sidney Wire and Herman Q. Smith. These 
press agents are proficient and prominent, pos- 
sessing the Initiative and endowed with pleasing 
personalities. That's what people say that 
know them. I concede Its correctness. 


It Is almost worst Every time there is a bad 
week, some Independent manager, wbo bas 
the bee in his bonnet, begins to disorganize and 
starts to organise his own company. I don't 
want this to happen again. 


"Bed Onion." like his pro to type, brings tears 
to my eyes when he says: "The carnival busi- 
ness needs another Frank W. Gasklll and one or 
two more Bostocks and Ferarls." Does Kc> 
Onion not know that the carnival business is 
on a higher plane these days than It was In 
the ancient times of the worthies of whom he 
wishes more of? There are plenty of reputable 
managers and they have good shows and meth- 
ods, but are handicapped by having as opposi- 
tion onscrupniooa men wbo are not showmen and 
wbo have snrronnded themselves with the worst 
class of hop heads, bums and chasers. 

The Nat Belss Shows have Just closed a suc- 
cessful engagement at the No-tsu oh Carnival 
at Houston, Tex., and the papers In that 
city devoted columns to the show, declaring 
that never since Houston has been giving car- 
nivals has such shows been furnished. 

The following Is a llne-np of the shows: Gay 
Paree, Irene. Lotta. McFadrten'g Museum. The 
Old-Faahloned Circus Side Show. Frank Worden. 
the Ossified Man; MrHenry's Five-In-One. Mills' 
Elght-in-One. King Edward's Animal Show. Sor- 
cho's Deep Sea Divers, Alice, the Wonder: Old 
Plantation. Glass Blowers. Flea Circus. Princess 
Victoria. Human Roulette, Third Degree. Fer- 
ris wheel and carousel, ■ 

King Edward's Animal Show will stay out all 
the winter with Mr. Belss. The show bas con- 
tracts now with several mid-winter fairs, and 
all dates are filled to March IS. 

We are carrying 18 cars and nearly 350 people. 

Mr. C. W. Parker and Mr. Driver of the V. 
8. Tent Co., visited the show while In Houston. 

Say. Bed Onion; what have you got against 
Petersburg. Ta? It Is the writer's birthplace 
and be thinks It the finest nlacs In the world. 
Perhaps they did not like the kind of show he 
was connected with while there. 

The Nat Betas Carnival Company will play 
Temple the week of November 27. which will 
be the third time It has played It In 12 months. 
Pretty good record this, eh? 

our free acts are: Chefslo, looping the loop; 
Mat Gay, high direr, and Maxtnio, high diving 

General Agent, Mat Belss Shows. 


(Continued from page IS.) 

each shot, he would get away much better 
and the entire offering, would be greatly Im- 
proved. The act scored big-, and were more or 
the people • In tbe average vaudeville audience 
familiar with this fascinating game. Mr. Cut- 
ler's act would prove a great box office mag- 
net for any house. 

Nadel and Kane appear next to closing In a 
clever patter act. The hoys are both young 
and have pleasing personalities. Their comedy 
is snappy and clean and scores well. One does 
a straight and the other a character. . They 
work together and each gives excellent support 
to bis partner. Tbe straight man has a pleas- 
ing voice and renders a very pretty ballad on 
which he makes good. The comedian uses a 
slight Jewish dialect in his comedy lines snd 
gets every one of them serosa. The set Is 
dangerously similar to the one now heing used 
by Howard and Howard, but Willy Howard 
wears a messenger boy's uniform, while the 
comedian of this act dresses In s college hoy's 
suit. The "sameness" may not lie intentional 
on the part of Nsdel and Kane, but we can't 
aB be original. 

The show Is closed by The Top of the World 
Dancers and the Collie Ballet. The act proved 
one of tbe biggest sensations ever appearing 
In this bonne. 

LOOK! WANTED! LOOK! — For the Loyal Or- 
der of Mouse Indoor Carnival, at Topeka. Kan., 
Dee 25 to ./ee. 80-11. all kinds or small Shows . 
sack as Freaks. Fat Girt. Fat Roy. Little 
Horse. Cigarette Fiend, Frog Boy. etc. Can 
place Illusion Show, and Plantation Sb-w. If. It 
ran frame np hi smsll place. Let me hear 
from a few concessions. This wttl be a .trtg 
one. boys. Let me hear from -on at once.- 
Never have promoted s bloomer. Address ED. 
A. EVANS, care Dr;-W. 8. Hunter. Office, 710 
alUls BIdg.. Tooeka. Kansas. 


Electric Light Covers, Garlands, Wreaths. Paper Bella, 
Banners, Pennants, Halloween and Thanksgiving Novelties and Christ 
mas Tree Ornaments. Post Cards of all kinds. Carnival sad Cul a b s a - 
tion Goods. Pompoms, Shakers. Hat Bands. Washington, St, Patriate 
and Baiter Specialties. 



Grand Western Amusement Co. 


Great Frances Williams' Trained Animal Circus 

M. 4. da ROOS, Mgr. 

H. «. POLSON, See. 


W. M. PETE. Trass. 

Two Platform Shows and one more Bally ho Show. Will book good Plantation. Can place 
a few more Concessions at $10.00. No exclnalves. Want good Glass Blower. Freaks and 
curiosities for big Ten-In-One. MadUl, Okla., week ef Nov. 127th; Idabeil, Okla., week of 
Dee. 4th. 

P. S. — Two weeks silence a polite negative. 

A Dog Fig tit 

'wouldn't draw a larger crowd on a street corner than this P'Pugzla 
or the NEW BOSTON TERRIER does when offered for sale. 
SCORES of other Catchy, Amusing; Novelties, Christmas Torn, 
Jokers, etc., for STREETMEN and DEALERS. Send 50c for soma 
samples and get busy today. 

L. L. YOUNG COMPANY, 69 Corn hi II. Boston, Mass. 



Yumpln- Ylmlnyl Myl HowThsy Fall for Our Luaky 'La van 
Toilet Combination 

(13.20 values). Ton sell for $1.00. Other fellows making C0.0O, $12.00, $15.00, $20.00 
and $25.00 daily. Will put YOU on easy street. Yonr ability gauges your limit. Great 
Crew Manager's Proposition — good for $100 profit weekly. This is only one Pippin in the 
"27 Varieties" we manufacture. Ton save middleman's profit. Our new Colored Circular 
is like seeing the real goods. Free to workers. Get aboard. Act today. 
E. M. DAVIS SOAP CO., 405 Davia Building, 1433 Carroll Avenue, . ■ Chicago. 






In the United States and Canada, si] 
arranged. Over 1.400 names and 


416 Elm St. 



This theatre la practically new, having been operated bnt one Mason. Through outrageously 
bad management, bunding bas reverted to me, tbe present owner. One of the handsomest theatres 
in the country, fully equipped, seating capacity 1,000. A gold mine tor proper parties under- 
standing the theatrical business. I prefer selling, bat will rent to high grade, responsible parties 
only. No others need apply. The proposition will stand the most rigid. Investigation. LAFAYETTal 
has a drawing population of 80.000. Purdue University here (2,000 students). Situated between 
Cbl eago and Indianapolis, five hours from Cincinnati and Louisville. If Interested, address SKA X. 
HOWE, Lafayette, lad. 



Strictly modem. Stage 30x20. Seating capacity- 60th Balcony. Inclined floor. Fine lobby, sad 
altogether a real up-to-date' theat re. W ant goo* shows only. Guarantee to right attractions. 

The John R. Smith Shows 

and Buffalo Ranch 
Wild West 

Want to buy two 70- ft. Baggage Cars, with large end and sU» doors? Want to sen. Immediate 
delivery, one 60- ft. Sleeper, sis large staterooms, one privilege end. two large possum feettysv six- 
wheel trucks; passed Inspection Cincinnati. Ohio and Louisville. Ky. Car worth $1,500 to $1,800. 
First $1,000 gets it. Can be seen at Tupelo. Miss., after this week: Itts Bens. Ml**., week Nov. 21. 
Watcb route for further dates. Can place a good Merry-go-Bonnd, Electric or other good shows. 
South for winter. Address JOHN B. SMITH, Prop, and Gen'l. Mgr. 



Being disappointed In building In Cambridge, Ohio, and owing to a $100,000 pay day tn Oloostaf, 
Ohio, will show In Glouster this week, commencing November 27th. Moral shows snd legiti- 
mate concessions get wise. 1 get the towns where yon get the money. All concessions $8 00 per 
week Shows 30 per cent. Address all communications to E. L. CTJMKCrOS, Olouster. Ohio. 

$10 to $20 Per Day Can Be Made 



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The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911, 


(Continued from page 11.) 

be on the staff, but at present nothing positive 
can be leaned. 

Reports from Honolulu mention that the 
American Musical Comedy Company opened up 
artspieloualy and did an .immense business their 
Ant week there. College Boys was the opening 

Turner and Dahakea. formerly proprietors of 
the Bis Film Kxchaoge ana who sold out to the 


Film Company, have purchased the Em 
press Turkish Baths located in the Empress 
Theatre Building. 

Humor has It that Conn Brothers, formerly 
owners of the Bell Theatre In Oakland, have 
purchased the Kaha Building, located at the 
comer of. Washington and Twelfth Streets and 
will soon erect a twelve-story building, which 
will also contain a theatre. 

Martin Kurtalg has been made manager of the 
Premium Theatres. located at Market and Mis- 
souri Streets, respectively. Mr. Kurtzlg is also 
manager of the Oayety, owned and controlled by 
the same company. 

William Chaplin will soon open in Oak Park. 
Sacramento, a new moving picture house. The 
place will seat BOO people. 

Tan and Crawford have arrived in San Pran- 
elseo and are playing Bert Levy Time. They 
eame here from the East, where they worked 
over the Doyle and Association Time. They 
expect to remain on the Pacific Coast for about 
ten weeks and will then tour the ~ 


The Trans-Atlantic Quartette have arrived in 
Ban Francisco from Los Angeles and are now 
playing Bert Bevy's local theatres. They leave 
(or Seattle shortly and will be In New . York 
try the middle of January. 1812. 

The Great xTrar. Handcuff Queen, who has 
traveled all over the United States and Canada, 
and who retired a year ago, la back at the old 
(justness and worked the Richmond Theatre 
-this week. She Is the only ha-dcuff queen on 
the American stage and her work Is very clever. 
She will leave the Pacific Coast for the East 
In a few weeks. 

Han and Wrlant, character artists and com- 
edians, on their second tour of the Western 
coast, are now working the Bert Levy Time and 
are playing the local theatres in this city. 

Barton and Brooks, The Fun Makers, carried 
away the honors at the Richmond Theatre this 
week. They have a very good act and scored 
heavily. They will leave for Portland and Seat- 
tle In a few weeks. 

Mr. Ban Kelly, local representative for The 
Rounder, the Pacific Coast theatrical journal, 
called at the new Billboard office today to pay 
his respects. 


- - (Continued from page 10.) 
F— Barnes and Crawford. The Faker. 

Colonial; fun stage, close In one. 
G— Macklyn Arbnckle and Co., The Weleber. 

Fifth Avenue; fnll stage. 
H---Walter C. Kelly, The Virginia Judge. 

Fifth Avenue; In one. 
I— Ishlkawa Troupe, Gymnasts. 

Fifth Avenue; fnU stage. 

(Continued from page 10.) 

Greenpoint — Carrie DeMar, Maaon-Keeler and 
Co.. B. F. Hawley and Co.. Clifford and Burke, 
Weston. Fields and Carroll. Johnny Johnstone, 
Pendleton Sisters. Max In! and Bobby. 

Hammerstein'B — Harry Von Tilzer, Belle 
Blanche. Frank FOgarty. One Round Hogan, 
Billy's Tombstones. Yvette. Lyons and Iosco. 
Three Keatons. Collins and Hart. Alexander and 
Icott. The Graiers, Three Marcontonys. 

Orpheum — Lillian Russell. Jane Conrtbope and 
Co., Lind. Bison City Foor. Ashley and Lee. 
Delmore and Lee. Robert 

Demont Trio. Carbrey 


(Continued from, page 10.) 

of the dime museum drawing powers, has .the 
happy faculty of making good in vaudeville. 

The reception that was tendered Chief Ben- 
der. Jack Coombs and Cy Morgan on the nlgbt 
mid-week that the show was reviewed, also 
proved conclusively that the general run of 
New Yorkers are mighty good sports, for wt 
this reception to the victorious ban players 
I Philadelphia, one can pay them the cem- 
ent of saying: "They sure are mighty good 

rs." The house Itself wsa slow In getting 

seated and It was easy to see that tbe majority 
were not there to see tbe show, but to gase 
upon the victorious ball players. 

The show Itself had sufficient variety to please 
the ordinary lover of vaudeville. Tbe opening 
position on tbe program was lined by the Wil- 
liams Brothers, a> danrlng turn, with the bouse 
not quite half In: Hanlon and Hanlon (New 
Acts) followed In the next spot and did fairly 
wen. "No. 8" was neB down by The Berrens. 
The member of the ream who Is a violinist, 
coupled with the fact that he to also a female 
Impersonator, took tbe act over the rough edges 
and landed It safely. His "rag stuff" toward 
the close was strongly applauded. 

Cook and Lorenx. who were the comedians 
with the late Folles Bergere Show, fallowed in 
the next spot and did fairly well, and the 
Three Keatons on next to closing the Intermis- 
sion, scored nicely with their knockabout langh- 

^Tuose^wo old regulars and tremendous fav- 
orites. Mclntyre and Heath, in Waiting at the 
Church (New Acts) had the honor of closing 
tbe first part of tbe entertainment with laugh- 
ing results. Tbe second part found Maxinl 
and Bobby In the opening soot, with Tempest 
and Sunshine following. In the Instance of the 
tatter act and the applause accorded them It 
looked very much like "Claque." Waterbury 
Brothers and Tenner had the hard spot and task 
of preeedlne tbe baseball players with the house 
aU expectancy. 

Then eame Learning the Game with the 
three stars ef - tbe Philadelphia Americans, 
Violet and Katpryn Pearl. The orrtntet man- 
aged te "put If over." with the singing of Cy 
Morgan as no mean feature of the tun. 

Next to closing came the Temple Quartet, 
with the house walking out on them and the 
finishers were Ben Beyer and Brother, in a 
clever cycling novelty. 


(Continued from page 6.) 

at the rear of his residence, 223 South Bobey 
street, which was his home for some years. 

Mr. Hurls' success in life wsa due to his 
great honesty and uprigbt dealluga towards 
everybody. He promised tbe people a good shew 
and backed up his claims with always present- 
ing a No. 1 performance of the very highest 

ty lome of the world's greatest riders, such as 
William Melrose, the great MUlette Family, 
the famous Jeanier Family, the Ortons — Claude, 
Albert and Gordon; the world-renowned Aus- 
tralian wonders, the Alt St- Leon Family — all 
of these people have reached the top notch of 
circus fame, especially tbe St. Leons. Miss 
Elsie Is now one of the greatest lady riders this 
country has ever produced; also Miss Ida, who 
is a swell rider, but has discarded the ring for 
the present and accepted the stage as her pres- 
ent profession, and is how "the star" In The 
Polly of the Circus Company, No. 1 company, 
which is now playing through the largest cities 
of the West. Barney Shea, the famous talking 
and singing down, was also a member of Mr. 
Harris* congregation of wonders, and others too 
numerous to mention. 

Mr: Harris bas pasaed away and Is now In the 
land of his fathers, where all earthly troubles 
and cares cease. 

Mrs. Clara Harris Uvea In Chicago, in., at 
018 Independence Boulevard, with her daughter, 
Mrs. Wilson, surrounded with, a brigbt boy and 
a bewitching girl, grandchildren, who make her 
life happy and tun of sunshine. 

Although Mrs. Harris Is now 67 years old, 
she 1b hale and hearty, has been around tbe 
world twice, through Europe four times, outside 
of the great travels with her husband's com- 
pany. She is simply a wonder as a globe trot- 
ter, and supplied with an abundance of this 
world's goods. That her health and long life 
continue la the earnest wish of The Billboard. 

Mr. Charles O. Wilson, who' Is recognized as 
the world's greatest circus railroad contractor, 
and has charge of this department of The Blng- 
llsg Brothers Mammoth Show enterprises, is a 
son-in-law of Mr. W. H. Harris, and also Uvea 
in Chicago with a happy family, who are en- 
joying the -best of health: 


(Continued from page 11.) 

While talking of Baltimore, we must not 
forget to mention our genial friends, Eddie 3. 
Meisel, treasurer; Elmer Switzer, assistant 
able assistant. Both of them are good fellows 
and the right men In their particular places. 
Last but not least we bave Jimmy Dew. who 
attends to the publicity end of the theatre. 
We can only say: He's a regular fellow. 

Here's the roster of the house staff from 
manager down: W. L. Ballauf. manager: Ertdl- 
Fetoel, -treasurer; "Elmer Switzer, assistant 
treasurer; James Dew, advertising agent; Wai 
tee Ford, chief rusher; Charles Weber, musics 
director: Albert Hsnley. stsge manager: Ber- 
nie Strupp. property man: Bill Wayne, flyman: 
G. A. Fadum, stage mechanic; G. J. Coulsou. 
assistant property man: Henry S. Hay. stage 
mechanic; Thomas R. Elton, stage mechanic: 
Albert J. Stengel, stage-door keeper; Gordon F. 
Kernan, program attendant; John G. Kern an, 
Robert Wallace and Robert Miner, ushers; 
Christopher Kolb, special officer, and John Swl- 
kert, night watchman. ; 

Owing to the Majesties having been compelled 
to withdraw from the Columbia Burleaque Cir- 
cuit, the week at Baltimore win be rilled by 
Halllday * Cnrley's Painting the Town Com- 
pany, a new Jack Singer show which was to have 
laid off Thanksgiving week. Tbe advance rep- 
resentative of tbe show has been there for tbe 
better part of last week and has srlven the 
coming show a great billing. The show will 
be augmented by several special vaudeville 
features, which have been especially added for 
Thanksgiving week. 


When James Merrls. manager of Parisian 
Beauties, asked a student manager in an In- 
diana town for three box office statements the 
ne w com e r answered "sure" and left the box 

Several momenta later Mr. Student returning 
replied: "I guess It Is all right, but I can't 
find them <m the property plot, 

A gentleman (?) at Joliet, 111., handed War- 
den Murphy a postcard to mall. Upon the 
card was written, "Mother Dear, when I finish 
this sentence, I win write a letter." 
. . ♦ 

While distributing tonight bills for the 
Parisian Beauties in an Illinois village, a na- 
tive asked Cliff Wodetsky If the show wss "for 
men only." 

Wodetsky assured the Inquisitive Individual 
It was. 

Native — We want to see the opery, but 
what are we going to do with our sweet- 
hearts tonight? 

Wodetsky— Let them do like the rest of the 
girls do In your beautiful hamlet. 

Native— How Is that? 

Wodetsky — Let them wait for tbe traveling 

In an European hotel In Oskaloosa. Ia.: 
"Owing to the high cost of previsions snd 
meats It is qnlte necessary for the manage- 
ment of this hotel to advance the price of 
rooms. Actors please write." . 


Win Russell — I was out In the woods hunt- 
ing yesterday and I shot a man who was wear- 
ing one of those fussy bats. 

James Morris — Well? 

Will Russell — I sm afraid people will think 
I did It Intentionally. 

James Morris — Afraid? Why, man. If they 
think that, you win get an the more credit. 

It's a good thing for our peace of mind that 
we don't know an about the engagements 
we overlooked. 


There Is no force of advertising men that has 
anything on the Ban Tan bunch. J. O. Marlon 
tried to put one across on % W. Dlnklns last 

week when his Tiger LilUes were playing at the 
Bon Ton, Jersey City, M. J. Marlon sent a cab 
and something that looked like a horse to put up 
a few half-sheets on the Bon Ton's board, to 
advertise the Marlon show that was playing at 
tbe Empire at Hoboken. While the cab was 
standing In front of tbe Bon Ton and the Marlon 
force watching tbe crowd pushing its way into 
the theatre, Henry W. Wolf, the advertising 
manager and bis men put a half-sheet on the 
Marlon cab, advertising the Tiger Lily show. 
Believe me, there was something doing when that 
cab arrived at Hoboken: 


Fort Dodge, la., Nor. 23 (Special to Tbe 
Billboard). — The new Princess Theatre opened 
last night with a crowded house. Get-Rich- 
Quick WaWngford was the attraction. The 
theatre was built at a cost of $50,000. by a 
stock company, of which George W. Glllman 
Is president; J. O. Waldbnrger. vice-president, 
and P. F. Nugent, secretary-treasurer.^- 


Princeton, N. J., Nov. 25. (Special to The 
Billboard). — If the plans of a number of mem- 
burs of the Princeton faculty meet with financial 
backing, the university will not long be without 
an endowed theatre. Tbe plan ia to build a 
theatre along modern Hues. Ita estimated cost 
is in the neighborhood of $200,000, and It Is 
hoped to make it self-supporting. The stage 
will be devoted to drama, which has some value, 
and to the plays produced by the various under- 
graduate organizations and the musical con- 
certs of tbe Philharmonic Society and Kneleel 

It Is also planned to have some critic lecture 
on the subject matter of the.. play on the after- 
noon of the day on which the performance is to 
be given. The criticism will be on Its literary, 
historical and dramatic value, and the dramatic 
quality will again he brought out in another 
light by the actual production. 


Newark, N. J., Nov. 23 (Special to The 
BUiboard). — Tbe Noflaw Companies, Jersey 
City, manufacturing moving picture machines, 
films, slides, etc.; capital, $1,000,000. Incor- 
porators: Chas. F. Jones. J. Rnskln Jones, Chas. 
T. Ruhf, R. s. Mantz, John R. Turner, aU of 
15 Exchange Place, Jersey City. 

The Affiliated Theatres Co., Newark, N. J.; 
theatrical proprietors, etc: capital, $250,000. 
Incorporators, Louis Lorence, 30 Church street, 
Henry Harkavy, - 824 Dawson street, Bernard 
A. McDermott Jr., 115 Bast Eighty-ninth 
street, N. Y. 


Philadelphia. Pa., Nov. 23 (Special to The 
BUiboard). — A Jury here' yesterday decided 
that the picture of an actress practically is 
public property. A verdict was returned In 
favor of the defendant In. the case of Miss 
Jennie Hamilton, an actress, who 6ued a trad- 
ing stamp company for $5,000 damages for 
using her picture as an advertisement without 
her permission. 


Chicago, Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Victor Godderis, for several years buslu»as 
manager of Powers' Theatre, Chicago, has been 
made manager of the Evanston Theatre - n 
Chicago's fashionable North Shore suburb. Tue 
policy of the house has been changed, and it 
win play first-class combinations in the future. 


Chicago, Nov. 23 (Special to The Billboard). 
— Miss Helga Eklund, a Chicago girl, who was a 
prominent member of several of Mert Singer's 
companies, at the" La Salle and Princess Thea- 
tres, was married this afternoon to S. Boss Poe, 
a wealthy tobacco manufacturer of Greenville, 
Tenn. The ceremony was performed by Father 
Jennings of the Presentation Soman Catholic 
Church. The couple will make their future home 
In Chicago, after the honeymoon In the East. 
Among the companies of which tbe bride was a 
member are: The Time, the Place una tbe 
Girl; A Stubborn Cinderella. The Goddess of 
Liberty an d The Sweetest Girl In P aris. 


Chicago Nov 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
.—The Bljen, which for a generation baa been 
playing melodrama will close its portals on 
December 2 to this form of smnsement. and 
there is some prospect thst it may never be 
reopened for theatrical purposes. Lack ef In- 
terest In the blond-and-thnnaer on the part of 
the denizens of Halsted Street Is said to have 
aec H? d 2"* Kc S? , est " te - owners of the property, 
to this step. Ralph T. Kettering, tbe manager 
? f *be .bouse, will be transferred to the Mar- 
lowe Theatre, and will also continue his press 
work for the Mort. C. Singer a ttractions. 


Busby's Minstrels are doing a big business 
In Texas. Mr. Busby reports exceptionally 
large business in California the past anmmer. 

Mr. Dean, billposter for Busby's Minstrels, 
closed with that show the 12th. He win visit 
bis old home in Denmark, sailing from Gal- 
veston November 8. 

Mr. Jennings °J th * NoHomI Stock Oo. wishes 
it to be known that be is In no way connected 
with the Jennings Show No. 1, which recently 
had one of their cars to burn, or the No. 2 
under the management of Tom Jennings. 
..Harry Bowman, agent for Clarence Ericksons' 
Man From the West Co., wss a visitor at tbe 
big No-su-oh Carnival at Houston. Nat Reis 
furnished an excellent line of attractions. 

Joe Dalton. formerly agent for W. A. Ellen 
attractions, to now with Hester's Little Buffalo 
Wild West. He reports fair business. 

Clarence Erlckson win put on a one-car Jesse 
James Show for the winter season. 

Mollle Bailey Shows will close a successful 
season at Liberty. Tex., December 15. 

Worthan and Allen's United" Shows furnished the 
attractions for tbe Cotton Palace at Waco. They 
will be tbe amusement feature, at the Southeast 
Texas Fair at Beaumont November 27-Decem- 
ber 2. 


San Francisco, Nov. 22 (Special to Tbe Bill- 
board).— Ferris Hartman must either give us 
his theatrical engagements at Los Angeles auJ 
appear in tbe Superior Court of San Francisco 
or be judged in contempt, resulting in a benci 
warrant for his arrest and removal here and 
confinement In the county jail. This Is due ta 
his failure topay his divorced wife, Mrs. Mai? 
Hartman. $9m alimony due her tor October 
and $75 for ffie same month for support of their 
son, now attending college near Stockton He 
la now being sued by bis former wife to recover 
$10,500 back alimony. Mr. Hartman is due 
to open In Los Angeles neJt week. His recent 
tour of the state Is said to be most profitable a 
nandally and his loss In obeying tbe court order 
will be great. It may mean that be will ha 
compelled to cancel his Los Angeles en gagement, 


Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 20 (Special to The 
Billboard).— Two suits for $25,000 each have 
been started here against the Wright Brothers, 
aviation promoters, as a result of the aeroplane 
accident at the Wisconsin State Fair here but 
September, when Archie Hoxsey fell into a 
crowd at tbe grandstand, la his Wright bi- 

One action was brought by a Mrs. Joha 
Lynch of the city of Delavan,' a near-by country 
town, and tbe other by Mrs. John Bowers of 
Corliss. Tbe action has been started through 
tbe firm of Rubin & Loehr. well-known local at- 
tonjevs- , The nepers have been filed on the 
Wrights In the New. York offices. 

This case Is thought to cause a complicated 
legal controversy. At the time Hoxey fell he 
threw tbe blame for tbe accident on the fair 
officials, bnt the State Fair Board denied the 
responslbluty. ™* 


By ABHTON & •Bawv.w 

What Is It we love more than Ufa, 

Spurs us on onr dally strife 

To protect our home and loving wife? 

What Is It makes us laugh and crow. 
Although we may be short of dough. 
We can borrow from the Bats. If we only show 

What Is it to us rooks so grand 1 
For hours at a time In an office we staad. 
Cursing our luck If we do not land? 


What Is It makes ub pack our trunks 
Then take snch awful foolish Jumps. 
And have the world call us chumps? 


when we die, on the golden shore, 
"What do yon want?" St. Peter may roar; 
And In our fright we might ask for 


«^ t ^. p,a 5 , , ns U? b i s w «*e at Headland and 
Abbeville, Ala., the Sheesiey Company Jumped 
""" under **■- — 

the Cairo Fire- 

to Cairo, Ga.,' showing 

The new 5-ln-l show opened last week. 
Whltle Joselyn, formerly of Barkoot Shows, Is 
looking after the Interests of this shew. 

Slim pry, former manager of the cook bouse, 
left last week to open a restaurant m Head- 
land. Bert Bean and wife are now In charge 
of the cook house. 

Charles Arneld snd wife joined last week. 
Mr. Arnold's single trapeze act will be used 
as a free attraction for tbe winter season. 

"srry Osborne, formerly with Turner's 7-in-l, 
will be featured in the new B-ln-1. 

A reunion was held Sunday, November IS, aa 
board the train from Dothan to Iron City, Oa. 
Tbe Gardner and Robinson Show was taken oi 
board at Aehford, Ala., and from there to Iron 
City, where they left the Sheesiey Company, 
everyone was bnsy explaining how the summer 
season was passed and how big tbe fairs were. 
. u f n "£«T J - Sheesiey psld s flying visit 
to tlie^ph. Williams Show at ThomasvUle. Oa.. 


Albany, N. Y.. Nov. 21 (Special to The BUI 
hoard).— The Splegel-Goldenburg Corporation. 
New York City, was Incorporated with tbe Sec- 
retary of State yesterday to own and lease fae- 
"JJ - ** , 2U Produce dramas, burlesques and vaude- 
ville. The capltsl is $2,000. The Incorporators 
are: Max Spteeel, Jacob Goldenburg and Thos. 
F. McMahon of New York City. 



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Bay Cox bu presented to the Doll Booth 
of Professional ' Woman'* League Bazar a doll 
dressed In her own likeness In the roles of Mrs. 
Daly Bonn In The Never Homes. 

Over Night begins this week the last lap for 
the century mark at the Princess Theatre, Chi- 
cago. Grace Griswold. who portrays the role of 
Mrs. Patschen, was the truest this week at the 
meeting of the Drama Society of Chicago. She 
•poke on stage subjects. 

Louise Randolph, late leading woman with The 
Only Son at the Gaiety Theatre In New York, 
has been confined by Illness to her home in 
Chicago. Miss Randolph played the last week 
of her engagement In New York constantly at- 
tended by her physician, and It was several days 
after the close of this play before she could be 
removed to Chicago, where. It Is rumored. The 
Only Son la to be revived shortly with Miss 
Randolph In her original role In which she won 
each great success. 

Olive Briscoe, recruited from the ranks of the 
initiate actresses to the vaudeville stage, will 
Flay her annual engagement throughout the 
Greater City next week. Miss Briscoe ha» the 
distinction of being the first woman to play the 
Colonial Theatre in New York and win head- 
line distinction with one performance. She 
opened her Metropolitan season at this home 
as a member of an exceptionally strong MIL 
Between matinee and evening Mr. Williams had 
placed her name In electric light* In front of the 
bouse, thus placing her at once among the brad- 
liners. This distinction she has since main- 
tained throughout the coatnry. 

Judge Maclyn Arbuckle. who temporarily 
closed bis vaudeville season at the Fifth Avenue 
Theatre. New York, last week. Is remaining over 
In the bis city for a week or ten days to talk 
with managers In reference to his early return 
to the legitimate drama. His home Is at Bound 
Up Farm. Waddlngton. N. Y„ where he will re- 
Pair after the conferences hare been concluded, 
and here he will take a well earned rest pre- 
paratory to his season In the new play now 
being prepared for him. What this play is 
Judge Arbnckle refuses to divulge. It Is known 
that he has been assisted by Holman P. Day jn 
the construction of a political comedy along the 
lines of The County Chairman, and It la also 
known that dramatic versions of two character 
novels have been offered to blm. It Is guessed, 
also, that The County. Chairman may be revived, 
as one of the prominent New York managers has 
this matter under consideration at the present 

Immediately following her sensational success 
at the Teatro Arbean. City of Mexico. Regina 
» Icnrlno. the phenomenal vnung soprano received 
offers from one of the prominent New York man- 
agers offering her the prima donna role In the lat- 
ent Viennese opera, announcement of which Is to 
»e made next week. Mlaa Vlcarlno possesses a 
colorful voice of such sweetness and range as to 
attract the highest praises from the musical 
critics, and the dramatic reviewers declare that 
she Is the moat competent actress seen on the 
operatic stage. Mlaa Vlcarlno waa formerly of 
<ie A bora Opera Co. forces, and prior to that 
«»s heralded In California as a second Tetrsa- 
Jlnl. Bhe appeared as prima donna with the 
IWanl Opera Co. In California for two seasons, 
in answer to the Inquiry as to her availability 
for musical comedy. Miss Vlcarlno has msde 
i yet. airing to extensive contracts 

which now exist for her operatic appearances In 
the City of Mexico, Havana and the United 


F. D. B. Babeock has sold his Interest la the 
Majestic Theatre at Belvldere, 111., to J. B. 
Tabor. The new manager has added one act of 
high-class vaudeville to motion pictures. 

Manager J. Jolly Jones has secured the lease on 
the Majestic Theatre from F. J. Knppleberg & 
Co., for whom he has been resident manager tor 
the past year. ' and will continue to run It as a 
high-class vaudeville house. It Is booked by the 
Western Vaudeville Association, and plays . two 
shows a day, with a change of bill twice a week, 
air. Kuppleberg holds the leases on the Crystal 
and Orpheum. but will transfer hia bookings, by 
Walter Keefe & Go., to the Crystal, playing three 
shows a day. The house will be managed by F. 

W. Hartman, formerly of Chicago. The Crystal 

baa been playing stock up to the present time. 
The Orpheum will be used for wrestling matches 
and pictures. 

The Park Theatre, Glens Falls, N. Y„ which Is 
to open about December 15. Is owned and will be 
operated by the Park Theatre Co., of which Issac 
Ginsberg Is president: Fred Bellen, vice-president: 
Jaa. Bellen, secretary and treasurer and Jos. 
Miller, manager. The house haa a seating capac- 
ity of 500. The orchestra will be composed of 
fonr pieces, under the leadership of Earl Bene- 
dlcL Either the Church or Meyers offices will 
book the attractions. 

The Hawkeye. the new theatre being erected 
In Qraettinger. Iowa. Is nearlng completion. It 
Is expected It will be opened about the middle 
of December. The citizens of the town have asked 
Senator W. S. Kenyoa to be present at the open- 
ing performance. 


The Mildred and Rouclere Company are still 
la the South, and doing a fine business. Tbey 
will head North within a short time and play 
the Middle West until Christmas. The scenery 
and wardrobe of Bonelere's latest act. The Witch, 
was presented recently for the first time on any 
stage at Bluefleld. W. Va.. and scored an unde- 
niable hit. It is one of the most pretentious 
Illusion acta ever presented In America, requiring 
twelve people and seven drops. The theme Is new 
and the whole Idea strictly original. A beautiful 
transf-rmatlon scene and a fire scene, a la Faust, 
are embodied in the production, while the electri- 
cal effects are a real sensation. The clerical staff 
remains the same. C. C. Knanp. manager: Pete 
McCloud. stage manager: Geor»e Harrison, musi- 
cal director and Leon C. Moore. In advance. 

The Goss-Lowe Musical Comedy Company played 
a return engagement at Jackson, Tenn., where 
they met with usual success. 


The Obreeht Stock Company la still on the 
road and playing to good Business, considering 
that they have run Into some bad weather the 
past week or so. Manager Obreeht carries 1" 
people and a ladles concert band and orchestra, 
and elaima to ha the only repertoire company 
the road with a ladles orchestra of ten. 


J. J. McConnell, agent of the Dana Thompson 
Minstrel Show, will be at hia home until Thanks- 
giving Day Every place except sections of Ken- 
tucky and Oklahoma, the show did excellent bus! 


Striking Illinois Central shopmen, at Waterloo, 
Iowa, are organizing a home talent theatrical 
company. It Is proposed to pot on a number of 
productions this winter to help, replenish the 
treasury of the federated unions of the city. 


F ASS-HAYES. — Charles Edward Fass, 88. of 
Pittsburg. Pa., and Alice Louise Hayes, 18, of 
Providence. R. T., were married at Cumberland, 
Md., November -21. Mr. Fass la known to. the 
profession as Cbarles F. Harris and Is manager 
of the Harry Williams Academy of Music at 
Pittsburg, Pa. 

LRTTEER-BETJSSEr — L. L. Letteer. profession- 
ally known as "Doc" letteer, owner and manager 
of the Night Riders Company* and Miss Ella 
Bensse. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Bensse. 
were married November 14, at the home of the 
bride's parents. Charlotte, N. C. Miss Bensse 
was a member of Mr. Letteer*s stock company 
last season. 

DRAKE-ROWLAND— B. B. Drake, late of the 
Yankee Robinson Circus, and Miss RInda R. Row- 
land, formerly with the Bennett Dramatic Com- 
pany, were married at Edlna. Mo. 


FRIENDS— Fred Friends Jr.. a child member 
of Emerson's Cotton Blossom Floating Theatre, 
died suddenly of Inflammation of the bowels, 
November 16. at Madison. lad., where It bad 
been removed to a hospital. Home of deceased 
was GalllpoUs. Ohio. 


The Grand Western Amusement Company 
played at Wynnewond. Okla.. under the auspices 
of the Fire Department, to fine business. Little 
George, the Iowa midget. Joined at Wynnewnmi. 
but was closed after the first night's perform- 
ance. Elmer Collins and wife, together with 
Mr. and Mrs. Weed, formerly of the Onlf Coast 
Carnlvsl Company, Joined at Wynnewood with 
six concessions. Prince Yello Boy Is now the 
featnre attraction In the big 10-ln-t. The new 
lighting plant, which Is a hollow wire system, 
lights up the Midway In a creditable manner. 
Executive staff: M. J. DeRnos. manager: Harry 
Poison, secretary, and W. .If; Pete, treasurer. 

The Sbeesley Amusement Company played last 
week In Cairo. Ga.. nnder the ansplce* of the 
Fire Department. Prof. Charles Arnold, aerial 
gymnast, has Joined. Slim Orey has left the 
company to take charge of a restaurant In Head- 
land. Ala, Bert Bean has taken charge of the 
culinary department. Mlsa Eva migan Joined 
lately and haa charge of one of W. A. Jones' 
concessions. Fred Wolfe, late of the Forepaugb 

Show, has Joined to take charge of Whiti* 
Josselyn's big top. 

J. 8. Oakermaa, the well-known door talker, 
and. wife, have Joined the St. Louis Amusement 
Company. Mr. Oakermaa la handling the Melba 
and James Boys Shows, 


The directors of the Eastern Townships Ag- 
ricultural Association, holding their fair at Sher- 
brooke. Que.. Can,, met November 13 and elect- 
ed the following officers for the ensuing year: 
Hon. president, William Morris; Hon. vice- 
president, G. A. LeBaron; president. W. K. 
Webster; vice-president. James Maeklnnoo: sec- 
retary-treasurer, H. E. Channel!. It waa de- 
hided to held the 1912 fair on the same dates 
as last year, August 31 to September T. 

At a recent meeting of the trustees of the 
Maine State Fair, September 2. 3. 4 and S 
were selected as the dates for the 1912 exhlM- ■ 
tlon. It was voted to build a large modem 
poultry house, which will fill a long-felt want. 
For several years the trustees have felt the nee* 
of a modern and larger building for this grow- 
ing sad more Important department of the 
fair, bnt not until now have they felt that 
they could afford to build one. 

Although the final figures of the profit of the 
fair for 1911 have not been made because of 
several outstanding bills, the proceeds will be 
about $3,000. 

The fair for 1912 will open Labor Day. as It 
has for a number of years, and will contraue 
for tour days. 


The fourth anniversary »f their marriage waa 
celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Redl Bell 
on November 14. Walter Stanley, the general 
superintendent, and members of the band pre- 
sented them with a leather spread. 

Barney Parker has asenmed the management 
of the Girls from Dp There. 

W. F. Wallace, who owns the 7-In-l with this 
company, has enlarged bis show and It Is now 
a 17-ln-l. 

Capt. Dyer's Animal Show haa proved to be 
a big drawing card. 

Millie Christine Is the same drawing card that 
she has been for tbe past fifty years. Christine 
Mllle or Mille Christine nas been under Col. 
Smith's management ever since the Civil War. 

Wortbam and Allen are now carrying eighteen 
shows and fonr riding devices. Executive 
staff: C. A. Wortbam. manager bark with the 
show; Tom W. Allen. In advance: Walter Stan- 
ley, general superintendent: Barney Garlty. 
treasurer: Earl Enoa. press representative: Ho- 
ratio Demwv. master of transportation: John 
Bryan, superintendent of construction: George 
Stewbe. eleetrletan: <?ny Wheaton. boss eaxrras- 
maa, and Dutch Hoover, boa* hostler. 

The vaudeville team of Cbttretl and HamTJtoai 
have dissolved partnership for this season. Mr. 
Cottrell Is with the Belle Barchus Comedy Com- 
pany and Mr. Hamilton I* with Lie bier k Co-'a 
production of Tbe Deep Purple, 

The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

tot maU addressed la ttaU Hit 
Individually by addressees. 


- Abbott, Mrs-Leora 

Ada, MIbb Millie 

Albright. Ma Ltbby 

■Alpine, Beatrice 

Amber, Madam 
i angeU, Gertrude 

AmI, Mrs. Dot 

Auer, Florence 

• Balhelm. Norma 

; BaUantyne. Mrs. C. G. 
f 'Barber. Lottie 
I Barber, Lottie F. 

Barneld, Mrs. C. E. 
■ Bartlk. TUite 

Belmer, Huthena 

Bellknap, Mrs. Bert. 

TWaiJamiiii Mrs. h». B 

Bennett, Dixie 

•Benton, Blanche 

Bernard. Dorothy 

••Billboard. Miss 

Billings. Mrs. Sanford 

Slacauurn. Miss Arur 

Blake, Lotta 
BUts. Mrs. F. B. 
BleadeS. Mrs. Peart 
Bond, Miss B. 

Boy Ian, Boss 

Bradley. Mrs. Grace _ 
Bradsbaw, Mrs. Fred J. 
Brady, Bessie 
Bralnerd. Mrs. Bird 
••Brant, Francis 
Bray. Virginia 
•Brlel, J. M. 
Brown. Josephine 
awn Mr«-_ Frank 
Brown, Fannie 
Broun. Mrs. Margaret 
BrtneUe. Louise 
Bryan. Grace 
Burbank. Kfnde 
Burkheart. Mrs. TiflHan 
noma, ilsy 
•Byrne, Myrtle 
Cagle. OUle 
Calkins. Mrs. Fred 
Carmen, Princess 
Castle, Grace 
ensue. Miss DoUIe 
Oala. Nellie 

••Casey Slaters 

Obsxlson, Mrs. Bodge 
•Chestlk. Mme. 
Cbevaller. Kathleen 
dhlnqnllla. Frlnr«a» 
Cbtlimgfi. Htm. Florence 

* CIat»-nu°o. -GecH 
Clark, rottie 
dark. Etta la. 
Clark, Beetle 
••Cloud, Mrs. B. B. 
Clyde, May 

Sir, dwndellne 

Cody. Louise 

••Coey wary 

Cole. Helen 

Colegrove. Madam 

Gentry. Mildred 

Connelly. Grace B. 

Connelly, Leonora Ik 

Cononly, Ida 

•Cooper. May 

Coreelte. Mrs. 

Cotrely. Burma 

Cox. May ma 

Cosby, Mrs. Edna 

Crawley, Miss u. 

Rretghton. Mary ' 
BvCrownoTer, Ira 
Kale. Mrs. 
■••Hal"*. Gertrude 
■bale. Jennie 
^Dallas. Gertrude 

DaltoD. Helen 
Darling. Mm. Pbll 

Dawson, Mary 
Deacon Slaters 
Deane. Pblllls 
••Dearth. Mr*. J- 
De FtBIM. M!«s Edith 
De Groote. Mrs. Edward 
De Mango, Florence 
Demaraiee. Retell- 
Denbler. Grace Oollma 
Dtvere. Bane 
••Dewlnger- Clara 
••Doran. Miss Gladys 
Doyle. Mrs. 
Drake. LncOe 
••DroullHon, Mrs. 

•Dnke, Helen 
Bursworth. Evelyn 
Da Free. Hiss Lee 
rrvarsk. Adeline 
"hrrt. P — rem Mar 
Eberhardt. Mrs. Fred 
Eberstetn. Mrs. M..0. 
Edwards. Ethel 
Elaine. Mabel 
•Fni«t. Lillian 
••Elliott, Xyllsn 
Ell wood. Mrs. Emma 
Emerson. Mrs. Lottie 
•Emery. Juanlta 
Emery. Jnanlrs 
•Bnwrlght. Mae 
Wrfward. Vra. J. J. 
Fancier. Bnby 
Fargo. Wa* OUT* 
Fay. Hmraa 
Fisher. Grace 
el. a gar , >»«■ Wmfc 
Foots, Mrs. 'Warns 
Prsnkeoo. Mrs T. 
•Freeman. Emily 
Friedman He'en 
■filler. Miee Jean 
Funnell. Mrs. Bert 
Garrison. Sadie 
tfcre. Renl^b 
omise. TJUIe 
•Gin. Nan. 

Gorman. Mrs. Albert 
tin? Sfareae-t 
••Grllllan Slaters 
••(JrlflUan Slaters 
ofna*»ad A. L. 

Hale. Mlsa Anna 
Hematon. Mrs. G. W. 

Hsrklns. Mias Dolly- 
Harrison Mrs. Maggie 
Uayden, Mrs. Wm. 
Hays. 'Mrs. UlUe 
Hayes, Mrs. Bessie 
Htcklow Meters 
Henry. N'iile 
•'Hill. Edith 
Hodges, Amy 
Holt, Adeline 
Uoltman. Mi«e Vulma 
••Honaten. Florence 
•Howard, May 
FoweU, Mae 
Hudson. Hazel 
Huntington, Charlotte 
Hyland. Mrs. Xbos. 
Iliberaon, Mrs. Bert 
Ingle. Mlnnls 
Jen el. Mysterlons Miss 
Joe, Madame ,\ 
Judge, Annabelle 
Kalne, Bnth i 
Kaufman, Mrs. Meyer?; 
Kearney, Miss Elllen " 
Kenogb. Mn*. Kemuud 
Killlan, Base "$ 
•Kingsbury. Ulllan "S 
ft Co. * 
Kinnlcb. Mrs. Helen 
••KUehlge, Marie 
Koenig. Miss Helen 
La Payette. Mrs. Ethel 
•Lambert. Beatrice 
LaBcella, Knlalle 
Lavelle. Mrs. W. 
Lea, Mable 

••Leamord. Grace 
Lee. Ethal 
Lemont, PanHne 
Lenard, Violet 
LeBoy, Ruby 
Le Roy. Wr>. Bnby 
LeBoy, Elizabeth 
Le Roy. Mis* Rose 
••Leslie, Beatrice 
Lewis, Bonnie 
Lewis. Mrs. W. P, 
Llppman. Chars 
Lore, Miss Hay 
Lloyd, Marjorte 
Long. Mine Dot 
Lcrenx. La Betas 
Krone. Gwanrtolvn 
MrDade, Mrs. Dsrid 
McDonald. Ethyls 
•McDonald. Lena 
YJcKtnley. Mabel 
XcMlnhny. Mrs. W. E. 
HacPbersnn. M*« M. 
Madden. Mrs. Nellie 
Mcnncring. Melba 
Manning, Louise 
•Maltbea. B>»l» 
Marlon. Mlas B. 
Marke. Dorothy 
Marshall t^oe 
MartelL Masle . 
V^rtfa. IW^a. 
Martin. MabeBe 
Martin, Mrs. D. I*. 
Msacn. Mamie 
Maxwell. Betty 
May. Bessie 
MelrlUe. BmRJe 
Merrlam, Mrs. H. B. 
Meyers, Bells 
MUler. Mlae M. 1. 
»'l!"er. Miss Geo, V. 
Miller, Corlen 
Mllmar, Clara 
Mer.te. Mtee Male 
Morteomery. Gertrude 
Montrose. Tvm'*e 
Moore. Mme. Zernlah 
Morris, Mrs. Lew 
>rorrl«. F»» 
Monnts. Ella 
MnlbaU. Mildred 

Mnl't-ao. M-«y 
Murphy. Elsie 
Myers. Belle 
"Vflhswi'an. Belle 
Nava, Mile. 
Newi. Mrs. T. F. 
Npnmen. Mlas Anna 
V<"eton W. 
•Nice. Nettle 
rfldey. Lelte 
Okrlch. Mrs, 0. H. 
Ollaon. Ethel 
Omens. IMneaee 
O«horn. Mrs. H. B, 
Page, Bah* 
Perdue. Besat a 
Patten. Jea«l« 
Patterson. Signs 
Psnt. Mrs. B. F. 
•••Paul. Mrs. 
Payne. Snsle 
Phelns. Lennra 
Pftnhrook. Mrs. 
Porter. Wrroe 
Powell. Msy 
Powers. Jesse If, 
Ramsey. Hazel 
Bans. Anon 
R-nnolDfc. M!«a A 

•Bandolnh. Jane 
Rnr. Fton»«ice 
Bay. Mabel 
Bay. Eva 
Bead. Mlas M. 
Reed. Lntn I 
Reld Sisters 
P'esa. Mrs. 
•Blley. Olive 
Bi-»l'n- P-Hma 
••Klnirold. Hose 

••Bndney. Both 

Rodney. Until 

BolTlna. Ma«4e 
P"f, Mrs. W. J. 
Rfarae'l. C>e«re 
Bnaaell. Mlas NeUIe 
Bran. Elsa 
^a«sar% Hra S: 
St. Clair. Desist 
at. r^wm. Ma •■ 
fteheldell. Mine Torrenee 

•Seagett, DarBe JuHan 

Seggern. Jene 
Belaoa. Katneatae 
••Shannon. Adele 
Shields. Ansae 
•Fhlelwen. Carrie 
•Slegle, Fanny 
Smith. Miss D. 
Smith, Bessie 
Smokier, Es telle 
2$tminer. JatMawa. N. 
Stephens. 1 in 
Steiihene. Data 
•••Stereos. Sylrli 
Stevens. Clfraa 

•Stevens, Carry 
Stewart, May 
Ntlrk. Viola 
••Stone, Jessie 
Strieker, Hattle 
Strouch, Miss Ethel T. 
Summers, Pearl 
Taggart. Mae 
•Talbot, Ethel . 
Taylor. .Zelda 
Thompson, Viola * 
Thornton, Dollle 
Thotne, Bessie M. 
Towle. Gladys 

Tuell. Mlsa Elsie 
•Tnnls, Fey 
Turner, Beatrice 
•UneaeU A Co., Kva 

Valdare, Irene 
Valdez. Seuorlta A. 
ran Aiken, Lillian 
Van Duser. Susan 
Wrgncr. Resale 
Waldron, Bonnie 
•rWakeneld, Ethel 
•Wallaea. Trikaey 
••Wallburg. Mrs. H.W. 
Walters. Olive - 
Want. MJj» May 
•Wayne, Florence 
Webb, Etae 
Wells. Mrs. Ben L. 
White. Mlas Lee 
WUkee, Grace C. 
WlUlama. Vivian 
Williams, Gertie 
Wilson, Mrs. B. M. 
Wlnuie. Mm. J. H. 
Winston. Virginia 
Weolcott, Mrs. Anna 
Zlegler, Lorenle 
Zillman, Alice 


Abbott. Charles 
•Ahrahama. Cbae. 
Acnff, Jerry 
Adams, W1U (Curly) 
Ahern. Danny 
Ahl. Ed 
•• »lhelt» »!!mll 
Albln, Fred - 
Albright, Dan M. 
Altom. Jack CSport) 
All. Prince 
Allen, Arthur " 
Allen. Frank • ■• ' 
Alii. Mock Sad 
Allman. 1**c 
Atom, •aborts " - 
AHohelll. Thoa. 
Alvldoa, The 
At ward. MiiMlcal 
Alzeda. Prof. 

Aman. Lt.roy 

Amlcfc. Boy 
•Andenon. Charlie 
AiHtaraon, Jaek 
Andrews, Leonard F. 
Anthony, W. W. 

Berry, Miles 
Bicalse, H. P. 
nickel. Bob 
BIckeH. diss: 
Bickers. W. A. 
Blckford. F. B. 
Biggins. J. M. 
KIkim». C. A. 
Binder. Octav 
Bingham, Augustas 

Blabee 4 -Oonllelli 
Bishop, Joel 
Plnek. Harry C. 
Blackman. I. H. 
flaokmore, Ted 
Blancbard, Charles 
PUts. Harry 
Blocksbm, H: 
Blondln. Leo, Show 
Prneblrd. James 

Blambardt, William 

BonneUL James 
Book. V. T. 
Booth, J. 0. ' 
••Booth, Bd 
Borgesou, Al 

•Campbell. Wm. V. 
Campbell, Jack 
Campbell, wm. v. 
Oimp, Louis 
Camp. Herbert E. 
Carnpaan, Earnest 
Carlisle, James 

Oarf > sar W IT 

Cartwrlgbt. Chas. J. 
IVrdweu. Walter 
Carr. George 
Carroll, Thoa. E. 
••Oareoa. 0. M 
Carter, Chas. London 
Carter. Mick 
Curaso. A. 
Casey, Dan 
Caylor, W. S. 
••C. C. C. 
Oevene. F. 

Central States Am. Co. 
Cnamberlln's Show 
Chamber*. Frank 
Cbase-LUter Ce. 
•CLaslm, Lonls . 
Cherry, Dan 
CbUd, J. E. 
•Chip A Marble 
Chlam. Jack 
Cbrlstenson, Oscar 
Christie. Will. 
Christy, G. W. 
Clancy, Jas. o., Mas. 

Comedy Stock Oo. 
CIsrk. W 8. 
Clark. J. C. 
•••Clark. Don 
••Clark. Geo. B. 
Clarke, Herbert L. 
Clarke. James Uuaty 
Clayton, Jerry 
Clayton. Murray 
Clem. Ralph E. 

Pl.Tnent*. P R. 

••Clifford, Billy S. 
••Cllne. Mr. 

•••Cochran, Jobn B. 
Codes. Jobn 
•Cole. J. M. 
Cole. Hairy 
<"«rie. Harry I* 
Coleman A Mexias 
Cou-y. Clark 
Collier. Fred. 
Conmdly, Lkryd 
Conwell, E. V, 

Davis, W. B. 
Dawson, Pete 
Uaj. Krtgar 
•Day, Steve 
••Deagon, Geo. 
Denu. Harry 
•••De Baleatrler, Louis 
De Baleatrler, M. L. 
De Barcay. Baron Anton 
De Cora. Walter 
De Estang, Marcy 
DeKock. Harry 
Delamonlca, Giovanni 
!>• laney. James 
Dclaporte. Wm. 
Ilelmar, Ed 
Dolmar. H. F. 
••De Long. Lewis 
Demhart. Jack 
•Dempaey, Art 
Oennay, Cbaa.i S. 
Denny, H. 
De Nova, Fred 
n.'rnberger, Al 
••Desmond, Robert 
••DeVall. Peter 
Dewey, B. L. 
Dillard. T O. 

••Dllllon. Mr. • 
nuion, J. J. 
Dock 4 Russell 
Dodson, C. G. 
It.nnbeu, H. H. 
Di.nnvan. hurley 
Donwortb, J. J. 
liurrau Amuse. Oo. 
Dorman, Bd 
Df.oirherty. Col. Bob 
Dayle. D. L. 
Puyle. Johnny 
•Drake. Luther 8. 
•Drake. L. £ 
••Dreswe'd. Wm. 
Dryden, C. B. 
Duerr. J. J. 
••Duffy. T. H. 
Dumont. J. M. 
Duncan, Frank 

Duncan. Guv 

Dunning. Calvin 
Dunn, Tom 
Imrtne. Kxlpb 
DoKcfa, John F. 
Duvals. The 
Dn Tel. James 
Dyer. Wm. 
Dyer, Cant. J. W. 
Dyott, Howard T. 


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•••Phenomlnal Joanlta, 

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Atkins. J. T. 
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Avakian. Oban. 

A very, O. a. 
Aztord. Chas. 
Bsdow. BIB 
Badracco. Joe 
Bailey * Edwards 
Ballys Dogs 
Bally. Chief 
Baird. Joe 

Baker. Dutch 
Baker. Nick 
-Hub! win. W. B. 
••Baldwin. Asal 
Ballantyne. C. G. 
RLn&eld. Frank B. 
'Banks. Charley 
nanvards. Flying 
•Barker. James 
Barkers. The 
Barner. Leo 
Karnes, W. 
Barnes, Harry <T. 
Barrlngton. J. Earl 
Berth At Bartb 
Bartlno, J. W. 
Barton * WIsweU 
Baston. T. J. 
Bateman. Bert A. 
Rattega, SU-Ota 

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Banmitne. Chas. rt. 
Bean. Edrsr L. 
Beaming, E. C. 
BeaaleT. R C. 
Beckwltb. B. L. 
Beck. B. L. 
Nelffrsgee. lieoree f*. 
Beleer. Albert 
Bell. Tommy 
••Bell. John 
Bell. Willie J. 
Bennett. C. E. 
Bentham. Jack 
BwtMwm. Harvey 
r*»^iin Warn 
Bery. Harry 

Boas. Walter B. 

BoswelL Nat B. 
Boor hard, B, F. 

Bowman. Claude L. 
Boyd. L. A. 
Bradford. L. (3. 
Bradley, A. T. 
Bradley, Owen 
•••BramJet*. Robert 
Brawley, Harry 
Brengk, Ernest 
••Brewer, M. A. 
••Brldwell. Clarence O. 
••Brinkarbolt, Pbll 
•••Brockman, O. K. 
Brod. W. G. 
Rrouks. George 
Brooks, Prof. A. G. 
"•Bvoantmr * Manning 
Brownie. Billy 
Brownies. A. W. 
Browning A 


Brown, Sam 
Brown, Tom 
Brown. It. C. (Dick) 
Brown, Earl 
Frown &. Haokert 
Brown Family 
•Brown. Jas. J 
•Brown. Blcble 
Brown. C. E. 
BrnneDe A Fraser 
Buffham. E. C. 
Pnirord. Wdnev 
Bnrget. Jno. N. 
Burnham. Jehn 
••Bnrna. Tom 
••Burrell. Mr. 
Bnrtfm. James H. 
Burt. Frank 

Buahvs VW-trals 

Busch. Clarence 
Butler. TCelaon H. 
Bntz. Walter 
Cady. Harry W, 
Calkins. J. F. 
Calkin*. Frank 
Csllaban. J. J. 
••Callls. Jos. N. 
PaiHway Torn 
Calvin, James 
••Cameron. W. B. 
Cameron. WtlHam 

Cope. Johnson 
Corey. Edwin D. 
Cormlls. Jobn ODonnell 
Cornelia, P. 
Corry. Warren L. 
iSoruoi. ' Lark 
C«nr»y. Sam 
Coo er Show 
••Coshinan. J. B. 
Court. Percy 
Conslna. Jack L. 
Coz. W. C. 
i raig, Harry 
Craigs, Musical 
learner. De Witt 

Crandall. R. C. 
Orapsey. Geo. 
Crawford. C. B. 
Crara. Marvelous 
Crichtos, O. Harwood 
•rroake. J. J. 
I>at Barney 
Crnaby. James 
Croaaman. Chas. 
•Croasman. Charlie 
Crow. c. L. 
CroweU, Burt 
Crowell. Eddie 
Colllgan. T. J. 
Comings. B. L. 
Ojmsalns, Chas. A. 
Cwrrr. Ohaa 
Currv. .T. Charles 
••Cutting. Chas. B. 
Dade] Concert Oo. 
D'Albrook. Sidney 
Paly Trio 
Dnmron. Earnest 
Danovaa. 7a?s 
••Dnnaon. James 
Danville. Harry B. 
•Davenport Harry H. 
David, Jaek A. 
Davidaon. Leonard 
••Davids. Ira B. 
••Davlda. I. B, 
Paris. Mike 
!»»•!«. W. H., Snows 
Psvls. A. D. 
••Dsvla. N. A. 
Davis. Bd F. 
••Davis. Harry 
'SIDavls. N. A. 
•Darla, 0. D. 

Eagle, Clyde A. Bed. 
••Earie, Graham 
Bnsinian. a. B. 
Ebaugh, Don. 
Eddy. Wm. 
••Edgar, Harry 
Edson. Robert B. 
Faiward. Prince 
Edwards, 8. M. 
Edwards.- Elwyn 
Eldrldge. George 
Rlllott. Harry 
Ellis, Geo. B. 
Ellis, L. J. 
Bllla. Jas. G. 
Elmore. Alan 
Elser. George 
Elsworth, A. J. 
Eugk-rt, a. 8. (Smithy) 
English, Wm. P. 
Ennnr. John 
•Enrleh, tav 
Eacardo, Charley 
Fvans. Altairt a. 
Everett. William 
•EznosiHon Poor 
Falrena'sln. Walter 
Faneher. E. 
Faria. Frank 
Farmer. Arthur 
Faulkner. Gee. 
Faust, Jake 
Fanst. Jake 
Fay. Bobble 
FcrgiiKou. nortoa 
••Ferrante. G. 
Ferria. Wller 
Ferrla. Jlmmle 
Ferris. D. F. 
Fielding ft Carlos 
Flnley. Jesse M. 
Fisher. Buck 
Flahcr. K. R. 
Flake. Dials 
Fllr4iatrlc. J. H. B. 
Flltirerald. Julian T. 
••Fitzgerald, Julian 
••Pl'-rfratrtek. J. B. B 
F9a«h. J. Warren 
••Flath. Al. 
Flattery. Fred 
Fletcher. Robert 
Flint, Herbert 
•Florida, Geo. A. 

Fwrmao, Doe Howard 
Flowers, Louis J. 
foote, J. B, 
Ford, A. V. 
••Ford. Bill 

Fosters, Aerial 
FoHter. Jack 
Fountain. Bobby. Shows 
Fowier, Al W. 
Fox ft Durkln 
Franklin Stock Oo. 
••Krltre. Louie 
Fnlcher. William 
Fulton. Great 
Gaberts, The Two 
•Gabriel, J. 
•Gallagher, D. J. 
Uurley, W. U. 
Garrett. W. B. 
Gay. Fred 
Geary. Joe 
••Gelson, Leon A. 
Oeuuaro ft Uia Hand 
Gfoter. Cheater 
Gibbon. Bert B. 
Gibba, Harry . 
Gibson. James 
Gibson. Jack 
Uiiwun Amuse. Oo. 
Glfford. Fred 
Gill. ' Prof. J. O. 
Gilleeple. Arthur 
Gillette, Fred 
Gilmore, Harry 
Gilsey, G. M. 
Glascock, Foster 
Glaser, Julius 
Globe Amuse. Co. 
Gulden, Jack Karn* 
Goldman. Lou 
Ooodman. Sol. 
Goodner. A. B. 
looUiwngh Walter 
Goodwin, Wallace V. 
••Gordon A Warren 
Gordon. R. 
Gorman, Albert 
Gotham Comedy Four 
"Qowdy. M. A. 

Graham, R. B. 

Graham. R. H. 
••Grabm. Donald 
Granbury ft La Men 
lirandi. Boot. L. 
Grant, Harry 
Grave*. Ed 
Gray. H. C. 
Gray. Albert 
Grennlob. J. H. 
Gridleya. The 
Griea. Louis 
Griffin. Chan. B. 
Griffith, O. B. 
Greene, Poll O. . 
Green. W. C 
Grobaker. A. 
Grojean, P. B. 
•iroaanler. WlUtam H 
Gruzard. Edw. 
■inisaan. Frank 
Gny. G. C. 
Haddad, Sat-'l. J. 
Sadden, W. P. 
Haderleln. Frsns 
Haggerty ft Hobbs 
Haley. Marvin 
Halke. B. 8. 
Hall, Bay 
Hall, H. E. 
Hamllns. The 
Henley, Chez. 
Hanna. Joe 
Hsrsdon, Paul B, 
tUraden. C. F. 
Hardman. Joe 
Harke. Henri 
Harmon, Ottle 
Harris. R, H. 
Harris. L. L. 
Harrison. P. H. 
••Hart. Harry 
Harvey, Jas. M. 
Harvey. The, On 
••Hasstlng, Frank 
Harden Troupe 
Have* A Ollvtr 
••naael. Panl M. 
Heaton. Fred M. 
Heeker. n. F. 
•H**ley * Meelry 
••Hellett. Joe 
Hemstreet. Prof. J. A. 
"Hematreet. Lyod. 
iienintrret, Pror. I. ft, 
Henley. J. H. 
Hennlngs. Chick 
Hioirr. Todd A. 
Henry, R. 0. 
Henry. K. C. 
Henson. Amtl 
Herb. Ernest 
Herbert. Joe 
Herman, Wm. 
H-mandez, Juan O. 

Heatar. 1* Rov 

••Healer Big 
Hlcka. J. H. 
DUdehrand. Morton I. 

«»■«. I. V 
Hill. Jack K. 
Hllthrauner. Adolpbe 
nuworsb. B<u> 
ninea-Klmball Troupe 
ntnen. Madison 
Hlnton. Gen. W. 
••Hoefler. H. It. 
••Hoepher. H. V, 
(SlHoffinan. Lew 
Fta»« tn , irtkne 

Holder. Edward 8. 
Holldorrf. Richard 
Holliagsworth Twtna 
rtaiknaiu. J. n. 
Holtnian. J. "M. 
Hopping. Harry 8. 

TTouyan. Ed 

Houlihan. Fred F. 

Tta'vai'd. Hbaw A 
••noward Bert 
Hnwaril. Curry 
Howell, ninth 
Howe. Ben H. 
"T. J*cs«a 
•rtnojrel A Tavlnr 
nnfford. Nick 
Hughes, Chaa. Zeb. 
rlanieoot H. A ft <V 
t-t..*»«r. Harry 0. 
Hnnt. nal. 
•nnnt. Larry 
Himr. Edwin R. 
fSiHwtchlna. C. M. 
Hrlanda The 
Imaon, Bnrt 
Irvln, Geo. 

Irwin. K. B. 
Jackacn. R. li. 
Jacobi, Joaeyn y. 
Jacob, Wm. 
Jacobs, Burt 
Jaeabaua, Carl 
Jackson, Arthur ! 

(Jack y i 
Jackson, Earl 
Jam<aRfn, Geo. W 
Janz. B. J. 
Jay. David Louis 
Jenkins, ft Barrsti 
Jenkins, Albert 
Jeuuler, Geo. 
Jennings Show No. 2 
Jvwrai. Frau 
Ji'liusen, Jounnle L 
Jobnseo, F. M. 
Johnson, Robert 
Johnson. John H. 
Johnson, Carrol ■ 
Johnson, Al. 
Johnson, Chas. (Curly. 
Joo«w, LaAvt>-ncv 
Jonea, W. O. 
Jones, J. Paul 
Jonea, Charlie 0. 
Jonton, c. Wm S. 
Jordon, W. T. L. 
Jordon. John 
JoetVlyn. Ho Bert A. 
Julius, Bobext 
Kalda, K. 
Kaln, Charles 

•KaiO. uann 

Kulberg. E. M. 
Kane, Gene 

K.-.«*m. lT 

••Kaatello. Barry 
Katool. H. 
K-ely ft Parka 
Keith. Oato B. 
Kelley, T. H, 
Kemp. J. T. 
Kemp's Wild West 
Kempt, Irving ft. 
Kendall, Jeff 
Kenmore, Bugens 
Kauuard. Bd 
Kennedy. 8. J. 
•"Kennedy, l. 0. 
Kent, B. 
Keiilar. T. O. 
King. A. L. 
Klngsland. Bd, 
Klrby, Tom 
KIrby. W. W. 
"Kits ft Kits 
Klaus. Fred 
Kllngrr, Gas C. 
••Kluber. Em II 
Knlgbc kt. 
Knowlea, Geo. A. 
••Knox. Orrlan 
Koen, Thomas li. 
Kiembs, Felix 
Krldlar. I. H. 
K muse. Oscar 
•Kunkle, Gall 
Knots, Wendel 
••Kusell, Matt 
La Barron. Wm. 
••LaBeUe. Lee 
LaBerta, Oda 
LaBIrd, Chaa. 
1-a Bird. Ubas. 
LsBraqne. H. B. 
IjiCholssei. Kenllworlk 
Lackey, Lee 
l.aacman. Freak 
Laebman. Dave 
Late. Fred 
LaMar. Larry 
Lamb. Lee 
Lamnerto. John L. 
•Lames, Claude 
Landea. Orrin 
La near. W. J. 
Larke, Leonard 
Lsrktus. Join i<*e 
Lo Salle. Chas. 0. 
••LsSsIle. Ed. B. 
LaShe. Herbert 
Lsnghlln. B. J. 
Lavsrnle ft Francs 
Lawson. T. F. 
La Thoma. Ham 
••La Tour. Frssi 
La Ranb ft Seottl* 
••Lsndgraf. A. 
••Lsualngs, The 
•Lailne. Edward 
Lrscb. Dsn 
T^aimaru Eddie 
LeAndef. Harry 
•••'•eapet. W B. 
Le Beans, Three 
•t-*-dgt»ti. rv 
•Lee. Duke R. 
Lee, Joe 
Lee, Joseph 
Iceland. Larry 
Leo the Wander 
•••Lersy. Herle 
Lcroy, Nat 
T^Bey, laMia 
LeBoy.. Chaa. N. 
Leslie. Fred . „,„ 
Leslie, rrank. ft B1U 

l^tltK Baa. 

l.ealay. Robert 
I .eater. B. H. 
••Le Vyne. B. 0. 
Lewis. A. 
Lewis. Dan B. 
••Lewie. Harry t 
Lewta. W. M.. Stock Co. 
Lewis. Ohaa. L. 
Llgbtowar. Maurice 
tjeten. 9m 
UnebewM. Willis 
IJatnn. Curtli 
Little. Bd. 
Ltrtle AJke 
t/.ttle. R. H. 
••Uttenal. OHnde 
Movd. William 
TjOfko, Sam . 
togan, Waiver 
t^eoAin. Patrick 
Logue. Jimmy 
T/:rg. Laasard 0. 
Iwtta. Clydi A. 
txnwtte. Win. Hirst 
tasMT. • F. 
IahIs. Chaa. 
Love, Ralph 
•••laram. J. T. 
■Lowner. L. J. 
r-nyd. W. B. 
t,i,4wYern A DeTI 
J.uidn. Vysterlons 
Lnarb, Frank M. 
taiater. Carl 
Lnvea, Prof. 

DEC«"BER 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 


LTlo. B. T. 

tTDCB, Jo"" 1 . . 

tyncl>. Irish Jack 
(8)Mi.'Itfllu. W. D. 
MoOUTcrty, Wait 
jjcCan»nrss, John 
McCaun. K. I*. 
McCarty. Walter 
McCleuan. Prut. Jack 
KcClunkry. John L. 
•Vc-fonvllle. T. T. 
McCoruiIck, Hugh H. 
UcCrca. Frank 
HcDndo, E. C. 
••McDonald * Cnrrla 
IfcDouuugh, Stephen 
'MeEuioe. Jse. 
KcFaJIs. Prof. 
KcParland. Jlmmle 
McHrnr.T. Basil 
McHenry. C. W. 
Mclntyre, B. H. 
McKinupy. Oham. B. 
HcLaln, Billy Star 
McMchou. Frank 
KcNair. W. P. 
McKally. Happy 
MacNamara, Nell 
••JlcPuiilijis, Mr. H. 
••Mach. Mr. A. 
tCack Floyd 
Hacks. The Aerial 
Hack. Horace 
Hack Sc Rtiwss 
Hack. Raymond 
HcPrlde. Danny 
Mains, Charlie 
•Malpy, Felix 
Hananeld. ft Clark 
V«»n>ld * nviah 
Hanthey. Walter 
Harkle. W. K. 
sTarklpr. Andrew 
Marshall, Wm. 
Marshall, Albert 
Kartell. Bert 
Harrtnl, One 
Martin. Chaa. B. 
Martin, Jack 
atartlne, Harry * 


V*rvplle. Cbaa. 
Marvin. Cos 
Marx. W. p. 
Mason. Harry 
•Mason, H. M, 
HemIp. Oharlie. 
Maitia. Al. 
Manrall ft Rhaw 
Mayer ft Hyde 
Maaetta. Jack 
stanr*. Dun J. 
••Menil. Frank 
•M«rrlH * OttA 
••Hettinger. Whitney 
Meyer. Mr. M". 
Meyer. Wm. H. 
Hick, Harry 
••Mlckeakenfeaa. Mr. 

HUarea. Mr. J. 
Kites. Jo.. J. 
HUler. Chaa. W. 
•Miller. Harley W. 
MUler, Manrlce 
Miller. Pred»rlck 
araier. W. J. 
Mitchell, A. B, 
Mltcnell. J. B. 
HItcbell. H. M. 
Mitchell, Clarence 
MX, Tom 

Mtxnno. Nobo T. O. 
Hoad, Mr. B. 
Ksdern Com. Co. 
Holler. T.orena 
Monk, Ike 
Monroe's shows 
Monroe, D. A. 
Ksnrambo * Bartelll 
Montana William* 
a wtilr onieTT. Frank 
■sotTeae Trotrne 
Hooyer. W. M. 
Moody. Rslob 
Jfooney. Stephan 
Moore. S. R 

"Moore. PVankle 

•Morella ft Calbonn 
Morency. Percy 
Morgan. John X. 
Morris. r>-sll» 
Marrlson ft Parrot 
Morrow. Tom 
Mortimer. Charles 
•Morlta. Ixmlg 

Moti. Geo. 
Mounts. Harry 
Kockridge. Cm-ley 
Mvellpr at Mnsllpr 
Wmnford. fl. «. 
•Grady. Col. Percy 
Hon spy, T. T. 
Mnrpny, J. aj. 
■nrray. R. p!mmpt 
Myers. Hands 
•Sigle. Dan B. 
Jsrm, Harry 
Wart, Alrla H. 
Jsyler. Max O. 
Veer. T. A. 
gejce. Harry 
gdaon, Karl 
Jejaon. Orion 
Jtekwn. L. 
Memo. AMI* 
new Bipo. mum 
Sewman. Ralph 
Jewtso. Ahan. 
Jlchola. Tew 
2*le, Chaa. 
JJosnphl, Mr. Z. 

^Norton. Jsrtt 

fena^^e ™™ 

W p. 
Wfltiam. FTowrv 

2Sf«">. wm j. 

'•Onrl. Lelsnd 
•» Walter 
"•borne, Harry 
Osborne, a. R 
gstarllns' Aannse. Co. 
Wens, lack 
2»jrf9. The 

P. IT *"">«•• 0». 
Jalmsr. i, w ... 

Palmer. Joe " , 

R! n ";":' w w T a 8how 

Parqnelte, Wm, 
•Patrick. 1>. it. 
Patterson. Albert 
Paul;. Fred 
Faroe, John 
Pearce, CD. 
Pearse. Juls 
•r«**. A. 1. 
(S)Peck. N. K. 
Penn, Delbert O. 
Peoples Amuae. Oo. 
Pepper, H. L. 
Perry C. H. 
Peterson, Andrew 
Pblfeter, Frank 
Phllllpa, Al. 
Phillips. Mr. a A. 

•rickett. Tom 
Pierce, Robert M. 
• Pike, F. W. 
Pine. W. A. 
Polrler. Adolph 
Polo. Eddie 
Fommler Bros." Snows 
Poole, Fred 
Poore, Raymond C. 
Porter, Geo. C. 
Porter, J. W. 
Pounroy, Howard 
Pouleen. A. T. 
Powell ft Brewer 
Powell, Albert 
Powers, Karl 
Powers. W W. 
Powley, Will 
Preecort. O. 3. 
Price, Opt. X. A. 
Price, J. V. 
Price ft Butler Btoek 

Prlckett, Jole 
Prince. J. Alorxan 
Proctor. Oeo. H. 
Proctor, Bert 
Praltt, Chester 
•QnUI, Mr. C. 
Bace. n. B. 

Randall. PhUlp 
Bandolpn, A. 8. 

Ranf. Clsislf 

Rawley. Frank U 
Raymond. Mr. E. 
Ray, Ed. C. 
Reflfleld, Fred 
Reeves, Mr. Ed. 
•Reich. Felix 
Reld. KpDnetn 
Reld, Walter 
Reld, Jasper 
Relda, 1'iiicjrcllng 
Reldy. Jack 
■RMlly. Johnnla 
Reno * Ray 
Rhoda Royal 
Rbodes. R. M. 
Rhodes. Walter 
Rice, Dan K. 
Rice Bros.' Shew 
Rise. H. E. 
Richards. I>. *J. 
Richards A Arthur 
••Richman, Chas, 
Rifrjrs, Chas.. Mgr. 
Ricebart, Jaek 
RHcbey. C. W. 
BiTard. Felix St May 
•Robblns, Obarlle 
••RoVblns Bros, 
fjajjai bs, fjta. 
Roborta, Prof. C. E. 
Roberta, J. 0. 
Roblson 4 LaFaTor 
Poblnsos, Prof. F. P. 
Robinson. Morris 
Rodway * Workman 
*Roebr, Chaa. 
•Roetter, Frits T. 
••Rogers. Ed 
Rossman. Morris 
Rather & Kelgsrd 
Bosk. J. W. 
RnaseR. R. L. 
Rnssells, The Famous 
Rassell. James 
Rnrberford. nick 
RnfliPrforA. Bert 
Sachs, Louis 
Sampson, W. S. 
Sanborn. J. A. 
Sanger, Harry 
Staxollane. The 
Sehaefer. M. D. 
ScMntmi, Mr. 
••SoWlrener. Tsxna F. 
Schoene, Fred 
•Schont. Joe 
SehBTder. Ona 
••Schnltl. Hrneat 
Schnlts, Karl W. 
Rehtmnsn. fssraek. at 01- 


Scott. Gray 
Seay, Frank B. 
Segers. Arroxt 
Selhel. Bmll 
Sella. John 
BelTln. Ed. D. 
Sharp, W. O. 
Shaw. Tom 
••Shew. William 
••'hays. Geo, R. 
Sheets. Harry A. 
Shefrsll. Bamnel 
Shelby at Tiswson 
Sheley. S. W. 
Shelley ft Vsek 
Sherman. W. R. 
Sherwood. IVmald 
Sherwood. John 
Rises). Frsnkle 
Sleta Baslso ft Oo. 
SllTer, Jsmes 
Slnrms. Frlnr Robert 
Slmnarm. Oscar 
Blnclalr. ' Brace 
SHsson - Rsrney 
Six. Harry 
•Six. Harry 
SMJy. James L 
••Smith. John 
Sister. John F. 
Smith. Joe R. 
•••tsslth. .Tns. F. 
Smith. R, B. 
Smith. H. A. 
Smith.' Michael 
.Sneed. Wm. - 
• 8nodiraaa..T. Tj, 
••SnndBrsss. T. I* 
Snydsr, O. A. 
••Snyder. B. D. 
Sorrentlno. Mr. B. . 
Soy fees, R. R. 
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Speer. Orrllle 
Spessmniy. Paul 
Stash. Adam 
Stair, F. B. 
a n s e n . r»ui 
Stelner. H. B. 

Sterna, Back 
Tvmm. mil H 
Stewart. Clands P. 
Sitae. Charles 
8 tons, Fred A. 
Stont, Lonnle 
Straight, Harrej P. 
Stratton, Ed. 
Street*. Leon 
Strickland. J. H. 
Stlckney. B. D. 
Strlue, Harry 
Swart. James H. 
Stutsman. BUck 
Style, Leonard 
Snlllran, Walter 
*illl»an. T. D. 
Summers, Ismls 
••fcurst. Jack 
Snrton, J. B. 
Sntton. Mr. F. M. 
••Swain, Frank 
Swan. Walter. 
Sweeney. H. 6. 
Sylvester. Jack 
Tart, Corbett 
Taylor, Bert 
Tr.ylor. Bert B. 
Taylor. 0. S. 
Taylor. Kid 
Taylor, Alon H. 
Ton imp. Rmory 
Teeters. Tall 
Teller, Ivar Dahl 
•••Ten Byck, Walker 
Terry Twins 
Tessler, Wo. 
Thorns ft Ream Show 
Thomas, Dan 
Thomas, Simon 
Thome, Rrerette 
Thornton. Jas. 
Three Troopers 
Tice, Prof, R. E. 
Tipps, H. B. 
Todd Bros.* Show 
Toganx ft Genera 
TraXton, Frank H. 
Tresk. Clarence C. 
Trsrie. j h. 
Tnbhs, Dal ton 

Tnmer, Mr. Jack 
Turner, Tom 
Turner. W. T. 

•Twlgg. WlUlam 
Tyler. Dr. A. K. 
TJmana. Salratore 
Dray. Felix A. 
Vail. Burt 
vsleno ft His Rand 
••Valentine. Chas. 
Vance, Earl 
Tan. Prof. S. W. 
Van Allen. Jack 
Vans. The Two 
Vardel Bros. 
•Vanrhn. Thomas R 
Vsognt, Andy 
Veda & Qnlntarow 
Verdi. Joe 
Vernon, Baffalo 
Weddell, Frank 
Wscner. Riley 
"Walboor. Earl 
WaMron. 8. W 

Wall ft Ksmmerer 

Walraren. Bennie 
Walt, Arthur 
Walters, Olive 
Walton ft McCrea 

WauDer, Uenry 
Ward. R^nd 

Ward, Bed 

Warner. Al 
Warren Bros,' Show 
Warren. T. M. 
Washburn, C. A. 
Wcshli«iiin, Dad 
Waters. Ed S. 
Waters. Ernie 
Watson. R. I. 
Waylsnd. Jack J. 
Webb. TWu 
Webb, Frank H. 
••Webb ft Webb 
•••Welsj. Otto 
Welch, Jim 
Welch, Wm. 
Weldon Family 
•••Wellington, Walter 

Welsh. Dan Thomaa 
Werman, Wm. 
Werner, Elmer 
••Wescott, M. R. 
Western, J. W. 
Wherry. Harry 
Wheelock, Pneneaa 
White, J. w. 
White. Lyman R. 
White. Dennte 
Whltford. J. a 
Whitman. Waddy 
••Wbitton Trie 
WlaTtp, Wm. L. 
Wlehe, Cnrt 
Wnber ft Gneat 
Wilbtrr. Mr. Al 
Wlleox, James B. 
••Wllefan ft Oo.. G. 
Wiley. Ed J. 
Wiley, Jack ft Jennie 
Wilkes, Monte ft Butter 
Wlllsrd, Frank M. 
•Winer, Family Melo- 

WlDlams, Jrmmy 
Williams, W. G. 
Williams. Hollo B. 
Williams. Prof. Bph. 
Williams, Jlmmle 
Wlllmann, A. G. 
Wllmot * Yonng 
Wilson, Jack E. 
Wilson, Wm. J. 
Wilson. MnslcaJ 
Wilson. Cm-ley 
••Wing. Robert 
Witrton. Berawrsl 
Wiseman. Prof. F. 
Wlsfte. Onrt 
Wotfhelm. TTaisM— 
Wolf. Philip 
Wood, Prof. Csras 
•••Woods. Jack W. 
Worton, Ed. 
Wright, Harry R. 
Wrleht. J. W. 
••Wright. H. P. 
Wright ft Stsnley 
••Yeakle ft Bart 
Yoang. Chas. P. 
Zanim-ettas. Mns*^l 
Zee Bell. Jos. H. 
Zelgler. Max 
••Zelaya. Alfonse 
Elerke. Robert 
(S)Zwlckey. Mike 


Postcards for the performers whose names 
appear In the list given herewith, are now 
ready, and ran not be forwarded nntil we know 
to what address cards are to be shipped. Please 
advise at once, giving ronte far enough in ad 
vance to Insure safe delivery. 

Mile. Almee, AIHnel, Betsy Bacon, Loralne 
Bernard. The Bimbos. Lonlse Brown. Six Cas. 
trlllons. John C. Crebrhton. Mtna. Geonell. Snp 
Goodwin. Nellie Hall. Billy "Swede" Hal' 
Harrity ft Swisher. Christine Hill, Will H 
Hill. Blanche Irwin, Six Konyots. Lonle La- 
Clede,. Whistling tamae, Langwped Slstprs, Geo. 
S. Lander. F. A. Lenttnl. Leonore Lester, Five 
Martells. Ed. Mills. Flying Moofes. Harry it. 
Morse and Co., M. W. McQoigK. Claire Nnelke. 
Thp otdflelds, Capt. D. J, Powers, Three R'ch- 
ardsons. Harry Rose. Spencer and Spencer. Paul 
Spessardy, Schenck and Van. Etta Leon Troupe. 

Ink for four Name 

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Always flvt forwarding adttrtM far •nouf k 
in tstvanc* to reach you. Advtrtjsad letton 
art hold for 30 days, and if undaimod ar 
ffmwwardo^ to the dead letter office 

Manring Theatre 

Middlesboroutfh, Ky. 

WANTED — A-1 Picture Mscblne Operator. One 
who can do general work around theatre. State 
ab In first letter. Booxera, ssve stamps. 

FOB BALE — Somersault. High Diving Trick Dogs 
and Doves. Picture Machines. 60 Reels Films, 
cheap. No Junk. Box Ball Alley. Automatic 
Shooting Gallery. Will exchange for Penny 
Machines with no electric. PROF HARRY 
SMITH, Grata, Pi. 

WANTED AT ONCE— Sand People. Good peo- 

Sle that can change. Baritone Player and Tu- 
a. answer. Show on the road. Salary every 
Sunday and sure. • Going South for winter. 
Burt Proctor, sent yon money. Please return 
It at once. Will send ticket, but must know 
yon; been stung. JOHN ROCRKE. Dunlevle, 
Pocahontas Co., W. Va. 




(Vaudeville or Pictures), with opportunity of becoming 
partner. Absolutely honest, sober, tidy and reliable 
German; hard worker. Will improve any business. 
Can give security. South preferred. 


104 East 14th St., New York City 


For Season of Twenty to Thirty Weeks 

Small midget, fat girl and other good freaks. Good look- 
ing young lady to handle big snake. Will buy large, well- 
trained monkey. Address, '■■ 

Saratoga Hotel. Chicago. 



All winter South. Must be able to report for rehearsals 
not later than Dec. 3. BAKER and McGRANE, write. 


care Gentry Bros/ Show/, Edna, Texas. 

S Miller's Greater United Shows 

Merry-Go-Round. A good location here for the winter if you can get your machine 
on and it is O. K. Wire particulars at once and be. ready to join on wire. Want 
one more good show and a few more concessions. Allendale, S. C. 


A Kerry-go- Bound. Owned and operated by a Merry-iro-Bonnd man. If yon can't get Dp and get the 
money, don't write. A First-class Moving Picture Snow, or any other snow that does not conflict 
Would like to hear from anything novel In the way of shows. Edcrar Key, write or wire. Wanted— 
A good man to put np paper and attend to second work advertising. Ont all winter In some go--i 
spots. Address 

THE PROGRESSIVE AMERICAN SHOWS. Mclntyre 4 Noxon, Owners & Managers 
Ackermsn. Miss., week of November 27th. 


Boots: Qnincy (71a.) Fair, week Nov. 87th; Thomaarnie, Os,, week roc. 4sn. 
Can place one or two first-class shows that don't conflict. Also Condennan FtSrrls Wheel. 
WANT — Two sensational Free Acts. Privilege People.' Von see we are playing the live ones. Why 

not join us. Out all winter. Right treatment. 
WANT — Serpentine Dancer and Poses Plastlque. Write lowest salary for all winter's work. 

Address Lew Williams, above route. 
WANT — To buy Tents, 22x70, 30x60 and 25x50. Address quick. Let ter or wire , as per route. 

WILL H. WEIDEB, Hanagsr. 



Good opening for a GOOD PLATFORM or GRIND SHOW. Have Crazy House. Electric Theatre. 
Tnree-ln-One, Old Plantation, Merry-go-Round, twelve legitimate Concessions. Battlato's I talian 
Band. Exclusive Cook House. High Striker, Knife Bsck open. WILL ONLT CABBY FOT 
SHOWS AND NO TWO ALIKE CONCESSIONS. Camilla. Ga., auspices City, week Novembsa 

27th; Pelham, Ga., auspices Daughters Confederacy, week December 4th 

TH08. P. LITTXEJ0HN, Mgr. 

Wanted Immediately 

To double end. Good Song and Dance Team, to d oubl e band. Minstrel people in all lines, writs. 
Must be able to join at once. Long season. BOZELL'S MINSTRELS, Nov. 26, 27, 28. 20 (Or- 
pheumi, 1 eavtnworth, Kan.; Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2 (Globe), Kansas City. Mo.: Dec 4. 5. 1. (BUsa). 
Qulncy, 111.; Dec. 7, 8, 0 (Garrick). Burlington. Is.; Dec. 10-18, Dsnvllle. 111.. Champaign. DX 

Strong Street 


Your Own Special Ticket, any printing, front and back. ; 
a.-OOO— $1.23 20.000— $4.00 SO.OOO— so.oo 

IO.OOO-2.flO 30.000— S.OO lOO.OOO— ft.flO - 

Stock Tickets. Six Cents s Thousand. 1 '• 
Quick shipment, accurate numbering gusranteed.^ _Cash with order; no C. O.-jD. , . 



Shampkl*. t»*. 




The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


The Beasts- aad the Banker was presented in 
Nashvtlis far the drat time on any atage. the 
Initial presentation being; given on Monday night, 
November 1*. and it proved to be one of tbe 
greatest an cee w ai a that baa ever been given at 
the Bijou Theatre. This new play is fimn, th 
pen of Mr. Haltoa Powell and the story of 
thia delightful comedy la refreshing and added 
to thia Is the splendid acting of tbe favorite 
Mar. Mr. Haltoa Powell. The play Is com- 
pounded la a way that leaves no room for dnll 
moments or expression of regret on the part of 
the audience and Is productive of wholesome 

Tbe play la la two acts. Those consisting of 
the cast were as follows: Henry Bowser (Hen- 
pecked Henry), a retired banker from Kala- 
mazoo. Mich. "Where the celery comes from." 
Mr. Hal ton Powell: Phil Mason, a young phy- 
sician, E. C. Bezford; Jasper Smokehouse, his 
man "Friday." Sam B. Cnlly: Knott Goode. a 
barnstormer. H. E. McCormick; David Brad- 
shaw. Phil's rick uncle, Franklyn Don; Serve m 
Paypers. a constable. J. D. Jackson; Fay Dav- 
enport, a vaudeville star. Miss Grace Witherell; 
Maria Bowser. Henry's better half. Aida Law 
rence; Blsie Bowser, her daughter, Anna Henne. 

The show also carries a very attractive vau- 
deville feature In the Three Bambler Girls, 
whose dancing and singing made quite a big 
hit with the Bljeu patrons. 

Miss Anna Henne, ingenue and juvenile. Is 
now playing with the Beauty and the Banker In 
the role of Elsie Bowser and is meeting with 
great success. Miss Renne while in Nashville 
with the company, gave a very satisfactory char- 
acter in the part of Elsie Bowser, and was 
warmly received by an enthusiastic audience. 

Mr. K. K_ Stokes Is now acting as business 
manager of The Beauty and the Banker Com- 
pany, which opeaed a successful engagement at 
Nashville. Tenn., during the week of November 
13. While in Nashrille he formed many friends 

The Three Bambler Girls, after closing a 
eery successful engagement over the w. M. V. 
A. Time Joined The Beauty and the Banker 
to do their specialty. These three high-class 
artists made a great Impression on the audi- 
ence at the Bijou Theatre In Nashville, where 
The Beauty and the Banker opened Its season, 
and received many glowing press notices from 
the Nashville papers. 

Hugh E- McCormick. comedian of the Halton 
Powell Stock Company. Is now acting In the 
capacity of stage manager of The Beauty and 
the Banker Company. 



Fred N. Tynes. Mayor-elect of Portsmouth, 
O., was a caller at this office on Monday. Mr. 
Tynes la manager of the Grand Theatre and 
owns the Columbia, conceded to be one of the 
finest picture bouses In Ohio. It Is predicted 
that he will be tbe most popular mayor that 
Portsmouth has ever had. 

Fred Neddemeyer. the bandmaster. Is busily 
engaged In rehearsing his big vaudeville act. 
The Musical Ambassadors. He Is also organiz- 
ing a. symphony orchestra. A series of con- 
certs will be given this winter. 

Edward Hackay made his first appearance as 
leading: man with the Southern Stock Company 
last week in Secret Service. The patrons of 
the Southern were loud In their praise of his 
work- and the critics took kindly to him. 

B. J. Dolan. one of the greatest hustlers In 
the business. la with us this week. He Is ahead 
Of The Rosary Company. 

Mrs. A. B. Thorpe, who operates a vaudeville 
theatre and also a picture house In Richmond, 
Y"-' visiting the Hart Family at tbe Princess 
airs. Thorpe, whose home is In Newark, O., has 
been very successful in the South. At one time 
she waa operating nine picture houses in Vir- 

P. H. Dome, the playwright, is receiving glow- 
mg accounts of his New Code, now being played 
Tim Murphy. The Denver Post gave the 
ow two columns. 

Elsie Jams, whose home Is in this city, la 
uding a newspaper popularity contest for 
actors and actresses. A New York paper Is 
promoting the contest. 

Manager Staffer of the Grand. Is eontemnlat 
Ins- a ten days' trip to New York. 
„ The Keith bOt of last week, besded by the 
Ben Family, waa one of unusual merit. 

- J. A. MADDOX. 


. A bazaar was given the week of November 20 
? St. Anthony's Orphan Home and each evening 
or the week the theatres here contributed a Bong 
or some selection from the companies playing 
here that week. On Monday Mr. Thomas 
S. Van, with the Soul Kiss Company at the 
grand Opera House that evening, gave his 
Inimitable monologue and several songs and Tues- 
day evening was "Orpheum night," when the 
donation was by an act on the bill there, either 
Miss my Lena, the headline a traction or Mr. 
Julius Taimen. "the chatterbox." and the rest 
of the week the bazar waa enriched by these 
generous donations of the theatrical folk. Of 
course this added theatrical attractions were 
well advertised, and the whole affair was a big 

on JIcGee and 133 on 13th. Edward Parson 
Churchill is the president of the new theatre 
organization, and has made his home in Kansas 
City since February of this year. Mr. Paysen 
says that the name of the new theatre will 
probably be The Garden Theatre, and it will be 
absolutely fireproof, up-to-date theatre, with 
many new and novel features, which are to be 
announced later. This will be the largest thea- 
tre in Kansas City If present plans are carried 
through, as It will have a seating capacity of 
2,500 and will be built on the two floor plan. 
The architect has already been engaged and is 
now at work on plans for. the new theatre and 
it is the intention of those "interested to have 
this theatre open and in operation by September, 
1912. The theatre will be an advanced vaude- 
ville house, with prices ranging from ten cents 
to seventy-five cents, ana will be on an inde- 
pendent circuit. There Is at present forming an 
ndependent circuit, and at this writing there are 
eighteen theatres now on the circuit, five in 
Chicago, and when the Kansas City house is 
ready, there will be a good strong independent 
vaudeville circuit. This location at 13th and 
McGee Sts. is ideal as it is easy of access 
from all parts of the city, and for the most part 
there will be no transfers required, as In the im- 
mediate neighborhood all the principal Carolines 
of the city pass it. WAT. It. SHELLEY. 



We are Terr glad to announce that Mr. 

Judah. manager of the Grand Opera House, 
who suffered a severe fan from the stairs In his 
home about two weeks ago. has now almost re- 
covered and la his pleasant genial self again. 
At least Mr. Judah Is once more about the 
Grand, and Is .fortunate to hare -undergone no 
worse Injuries than a severely wrenched back. 

Louis Sbouse. the very capable manager of 
Convention Hall, the big hall of Kansas City, 
where aH the exhibitions, fairs, shows and large 
theatrical attractions are held, told us the other 
day that there would not be many concerts or 
musical offerings at the hall this season. "Kan- 
sas City." said Mrs. Sbouse. "since the comple- 
tion of Ms new symphony orchestra and other 
musical organizations will have so much music 
that the management and directors of Conven- 
tion Hall have decided not to bring many con 
this season. And then, too, our space for 
the year has been pretty wen taken np by the 
Welfare Exhibition, the Business Show, the 
Automobile Show, Pure Food Show. etc.. 
that we bars Dot many open dates left. In fact 
this win be one of tbe ball's busiest seasons, 
for It win be open for some show or other 
most all the time." 

When the theatrical season of 1912-13 opens, 
in September. 1912. Kansas City will in all 
-. probability have a new theatre here. A fifteen 
'■■It, year tease was signed Thursday. November 16, 
• for the southeast corner of Thirteenth and Mc- 
Gee See., hsvtns a frontage of ninety-nine feet 


Spokane will see Miss Jessie Shirley again in 
stock. It has been announced that Miss Shir- 
ley will open the new American Theatre Decem- 
ber 3, beading her own stock company. It is 
well remembered that the Shirley Stock Co. 
played the longest and most successful engage- 
ment in tbe Northwest, four successful years at 
the Auditorium Theatre. The opening play has 
not been announced. 

Great preparations have been made for the 
fourth National Apple Show, which will be held 
November 23-30. 

The grand jubilee of the Mystic Order of 
E-Nak-ops will hold a carnival during the week, 
and a mardi gras festival will conclude the 
eight days jubhee and four grand balls will be 

The Queen of Bonbon Land. Klrmess Minstrel 
in two Teviews and five spectacles staged by 
James W. Evans, produced under the auspices 
of the City Federated Women's Clnbs of Spo- 
kane, at the Auditorium Theatre 15 and 16 was 
one of the best amateur shows seen here and was 
greeted by espar.iy iiousi-s. 

Frank Mothersole, son of Miss Laura Adams, 
died in Vancouver, B. C, November 20, cause 
unknown. Miss Adams was one of the popular 
members of the Jesse Shirley Company. 



Hot Springs playgoers this week had the op- 
portunity of witnessing several dramatic offer- 
ings that were new to them. ThiB city Is rec- 
ognized as one of the best one-nigbt stands in 
the country aad during tbe Beason all high- 
class attractions play to capacity. 

The Princess Theatre plays to 8. E. O. every 
night. Manager Head Is playing the best acts 
money can obtain. When all theatres are play- 
ing to light business the Princess is turning 
people away. t . ... 

Fred Pennell. who has been connected with 
Frank Head for orer ten years, has been pro- 
moted to manager of tbe Auditorium Theatre. He 
was manager Inst season of the Capital Thea- 
tre in Little Rock but this theatre was leased 
to other people. Pennell has many friends who 
will be "pleased to learn of his advancement. 
He is a hustler and always has a smile for 
every one. 

George Gardner of the Rlngllng Brothers, is 
here for a few weeks, taking life easy. 

The Aerial Cromwells are sojourning in the 
Vapor City for the winter. 

George De Onzo. a performer, Is In the city. 
He is in poor health, and is very anxious to 
hear from his friends. A letter addressed to 
the writer will he delivered to him. 

Devil Chick is a late arrival in the Vapor 
City. This Is Chick's home town, although he 
was born In Benton. He claims this his home. 

E. Voelckel, manager of Black Pattl, has 
taken the management of the Jolly John Larkin 
Musical Comedy Company, In the Royal Sam. 
Associated with Voelckel win be Walter Forblsh. 

S. Barry and concession people are resting 
here for the winter. 

Miller, the contortionist. Is another performer 
spending the season here. 

J. M. Hathway has returned to the city. He 
was called away on account of his father's 
death. His many friends sympathize with him 
in bis loss. 

Dr. Morris Hale, father of Harry Hale, man- 
ager of the Lyric Theatre, died in this city sud- 
denly, November 17. 

Musical Walker is a late arrival in the Vapor 
City. He has not been made a member of the 
Bottle Brigade aa yet. 

Sam Bowman of the Howard House, enter- 
tained his guests last week with a country 



On Sunday evening, November 19, the man- 
agement of the New Imperial Theatre gave an 
Informal reception to their friends in the beau 
tJfnl edifice. Tbe place was filled, and because 
of the fact that cards had been limited to tbe 
capacity of seats all were comfortably provided 
for. Of course the managers of the other lead- 
ing theatres were present, as were also many 
members of tbe companies playing In tbe city 
during the week. Mr. McKean, the manager, 
made a short address and turned the theatre 
over to the audience with invitation that It be 
given a thorough inspection in all its details. 

Miss Juliet Fremont, a Washington lady, has 
joined Margaret Angelin's company and will 
make her first appearance In Green Stockings. 
Miss Fremont Is the daughter of the late Bear 
Admiral John C. Fremont, TJ. S. Navy, and 
granddaughter of John c. Fremont, the "Path- 
finder" and first Republican candidate for - the 
presidency of the United States. Her grand- 
mother was the famous Jessie Benton Fremont, 
daughter of Thomas H. Bentonn. for thirty 
years a United States senator. Miss Fremont 
has played in The Prince of Parchese, In Society 
and About Thebes, and has a fine reputation 
as a fancy dancer. 

The Army aviation school at College Park 
has been closed for tbe winter and the para- 
phernalia removed to the winter school at Au- 
gusta, Ga. Just before lpavlng a night flight 
was made over the city with a searchlight, dem- 
onstrating the feaslbnity of location after the 
darkness has set in. 

Manager Berger has announced that the Col- 
umbia Theatre will the week before Christmas, 
be devoted to local rentals, for which bookings 
have already begun. 

Fola La Follette. who was recently married 
at the residence of her father. Senator La Fol- 
lette, In this city, will be the leading lady In 
The Scarecrow, which is soon to begin its sea- 



This city will soon merit the title of Musical 
Memphis. Musical shows are always popular 
here, but there is a musical sentiment of a 
higher order which is rapidly growing, ns has 
been, demonstrated by the past two years growth 
of patronage for the Memphis Symphony Orches- 
tra. The directors of this ambitious enter- 
prise, have just closed a contract with Dr. Ar- 
thur Wallerstetn, as conductor of the symphony 
orchestra for the present season. Dr. Wa,!er- 
stein has a reputation as one of the best cr- 
chestral conductors In this country, outside of 
tbe bsre half dozen really great conductors. He 
was for several years a director In Dresden, 
later building np a fine orchestral organization 
>n Hull. England, and for tbe past two feasons 
has been directing the orchestra and choral so- 
cieties In Minneapolis. The orchestra has be- 
snn rehearsals for the first concert which -will 
he given early In January with Alma Gluck as 
the soloist. 

The Orpheum continues on Its successful way, 
with the best patronage since the Orpheum Cir- 
cuit secured a held in Memphis. 

Ernest Shnter, In advance of Rebecca of 
Sunnybrook Farm, which Is booked at the Ly- 
ceum for a week's run in December, was a Bill- 
board visitor last week. 

K. B. Rice, formerly well known In vaude- 
ville, has deserted the profession and Is now on 
tbe road for the biggest morning newspaper 
in tbe Sooth, the Memphis Commercial Appeal. 

Mrs. Isabel Sargent-Hasenwlnkle. well known 
'n operatic circles as Isabel Sargent. Is visiting 
relatives In Boston for the holidays. 

James J. Oulgley, president of the National 
T. M. A., will spend the Christmas holidays at 
home In Memphis. 



Manager Jean Kernan of tbe Hudson Is to be 
congratulated for the excellent bill of last 
week. Jean did not start off strong hut as 
time passes It is likely that Jean will give New 
Jerseyites several top-notch vaudeville novel- 
tieis. The Great Lester found a hearty recep- 
tion In Jersey. 

Mr. John Peebles, formerly manager of th? 
Hudson. Is now located in room 402 Putman 
Bldg., New York, producing acts. John's popu- 
larity warrants his success. 

The Ud is on in Jersey. No Sunday shows, 
but saloons wide open. 


erlck is also ill with appendicitis and «.u 
successfully operated on and is doing nlcelv. 
Roderick was formerly flyman at tbe Orpneuu 
Theatre this city, but is n<ov in the hotel 
business at Westminster. 

G. G. Garrette's Forty-Five Minutes Pro:a 
Broadwav cioBed their season at Nelson, B. c, 
November 10, and are now rehearsing The Talk 
of New York, which will go on tour through 

The Sherman Cleveland Mnslcal Comedy Com- 
pany Is touring Southeastern Alaska and British ' 
Columbia and are meeting with success. Thev 
also toured the Yukon country. 

The Vancouver Building Trades Council will 
rive a moving picture exhibition at the Pender 
Sail November 21. Industrial films will be 1 
shown and will be accompanied by lectures. 
This Is the first show of Its kind given here. 

The Vancouver City Band, under the direc- 
tion of Prof. J. E. Nnenbnrger will give Sun- 
day evening concerts in the Pender Hall com- 
mencing November 19. These concerts proved 
very successul last winter. 

Charlotte Mnndorff, leading lady of the How- 
ard Players, closed with that company last 

Miss Muriel Valll returned to the cast of the 
Empress Playera after an absence of several 

3. it. McLean. 


Manager Loughlln prides himself on the Sun- 
days shows at the Lyric, putting up a pleasing 
bill with some of the features of the previous 
week's shows held over. The Old Homestead 
Double Quartet was featured at the first con- 
cert of the. series. 

A. R. Sherry has again taken hold of the 
Family Theatre as manager, having returned 
from Indianapolis, where he has been for some- 
time. H. T. Collignonn. late manager of the 
Family, has gone to Detroit to take charge of 
a theatre In that city. 

Motion picture films seem to be the rage and 
several theatres. . large and email, are busy 
equipped throughout the city. A North Main 
street house now ander way wUl cost 125,000. 

A prominent divine is occupying the atage at 
the Star each Sunday. 

E. S. McFIden, the newly acquired press 
agent at the Laffayette Theatre, has sorely got 
the city press looking up. Tbe here show 
good work done in the amount of business doing. 

One of the dally papers is running coupons 
calling for free admission to two or three of the 
motion picture houses at matinees. 


The Montgomery Amusement Co., of this city, 
has added another house to their circuit In 
Valdosta, Ga. 

The strike of the musicians has been peace- 
ably settled: each Bide conceding points orig- 
inally demanded. The Kalem Co. consisting of 
Sid Olcott, director: Gene Gauntier and Jack J. 
Clark, leads; G. K. Holllster, operator, and 
Mrs. G. K. Holllster. Helen Llndroth, Eva 
Klein, R. G. Vlgnola. J. P. MeGowan, H. 
Allen Farnbam. Henry Hallam, Leo Berger, 
John McDonell and Robert Ford occupy the same 
quarters as in former years. They have begun 
a series of war pictures. 

The entire Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm Co. 
witnessed the performance of -Miss Nobody From 
Staxtand on the 19th. 


Senator Tim D. Sullivan an-3 John W. Consi- 
dine, heads of the S. & C. Vaudeville Circuit, 
were in the city for two days this week accom- 
panied by Chris O. Brown, New Xoric rep- 
resentative of their firm. They looked over suit- 
able sites for the erection of a new theatre, but 
as yet have not decided on any site. Mr. Sul- 
livan stated that the theatre would be located 
In the most central part of the city. The bu'ld- 
lng to be erected will be modern In every re- 
spect and fireproof throughout and will have a 
seating capacity of 1.600. Sullivan & Consi- 
dlne own tbe Vancouver Opera House and It Is 
their Intention of remodeling it next September 

The question of granting a renewal of tbe 
license to the Orpheum Theatre Is still In abey- 
ance. The City Council turned the matter over 
to the Finance Committee with a recommenda- 
tion to refuse a renewal. The Finance Com- 
mittee have not taken the matter up as yet. 

The Howard Players close at the Avenue The 
atre, December 9 and will go on the road. Dei. 
S. Lawrence and his Company open at the 
Avenue Theatre December 11. 

One of tbe employees of the Grand Theatre 
was stabbed last Saturday night while trvlng to 
eject three Italians who were causing a disturb- 
ance In tbe theatre. He received a stiletto 
wound two Inches deep and eight Inches long 
in his shoulders. One of the Italians was ar 
rested bnt the other two escaped. 

A dispatch from London ststes that an Engliali 
company will establish places of amusement In 
Canada similar to the London Hippodrome. 

Paul Perelca. the Vancouver musician now 
appearing on the Pantages Circuit with his 
company, Is the first to have a vaudeville pro 
dnctlon outfitted In Vancouver. The costumes, 
velvet stage hangings and even the arrangement 
of classic and popular programs being of local 

The Motion Picture Exhibitors have formed an 
association in this city. 

Hugh Ettlnger has been appointed business 
manager of the Avenue Theatre and Mr. Jack 
Oliver, advertising agent. Mr. Ettlnger is an 
.experienced showman and should prove a val- 
nable acquisition to the management of this 

Tbe many friends of Mr Gordon Martin, elec- 
trician of tbe Avenne Theatre and secretary of 
the local I. A. T. S. H. hnlon, will regret to 
learn of his serious Illness. He underwent 
an operation last week and Is now Improving 
as well as could be expected. Mr. Martin 
was delegate from the Local Union to the In 
teruatkraal Convention at Springfield and also 
at Niagara Falls. His younger brother Rod 


(Continued from page 8.) 

Percy G. Williams has obtained from Henry 
W. Savage the rights to give stock productions 
of Madame X at his . Crescent and Gotham 
Theatres, Brooklyn stock houses. Mr. Savage 
has been loathe to release this play for stock 
purposes, but finally acceded to tbe wish of 
Mr. Williams in recognition of a previous 

Zelda Sears, under the management of Joseph 
M. Gaites, wll soon begin a starring tour In 
a new comedy. Standing Pat, by Bayard 
Veiller. The supporting company includes Wil- 
liam McVey. Hilton Sills, Eric Blind, Frederick 
Burton. Thomas Tobin Jr.. Ruth Chatterton. 
Mary Mersch and Ann Walker. 

Cohan and Harris have decided to postpone 
the opening of J. B. Dodson's tour In Richard 
Gauntlet, a new play by J. Hartley Manners, 
until next spring. Mr. Dodson's health Is net 
good, and his physician has advised against his 
rehearsing and producing the play at this time. 
31. Brown, bandmaster; fifteen musicians. 

James H. Grayson, the comedy sensation and 
clown, has closed tbe season with the M. L. 
Clark Show and has been spending his time 
down on tbe borne farm in Indiana for three 
weeks. He will open his vaudeville season on 
the Gus Sun Circuit of theatres Dec. 3 at the 
Dream. ShelbyTlile, Ind. 

Marion Leonard Engaged 


DECEMBER 2, 1911. 

X -> Billboard 



(Continued from page 11} 

nwcnzo Nov. 25 (Special to The Billboard). 
Jart&SZ'ot the nlghuT changes or rejierUure 
w?he Chicago Grand Opera Co. at the Audi- 
VLilm to new vaudeville bill at the Majestic, 
23 'fte regular burlesque Bbltt attbe C?oIum- 
wfr thlre will be but one variant from the past 
t& k ' B onSmgs in the Thanksgiving Week 
Critical menu for the Loop section houses. 
ffiS will be the metropolitan premiere of 
gillie Fisher in Modest Suzanne at the Colonial 

"SSSTto 1 ""great favorite here, whew she 
■daved for a season with John Barrymore In A 
Stubborn Cinderella under Mort Singer's man- 
agement. The vehicle Is a three-act musical 
farce Americanized from Die Keosche Suzanne, 
which Hcrr Okonowsky adapted In torn from an 
.arller French farce by Mars and Desvalllex. 
known as Tils a Papa. It will be remembered 
Sit it was from the latter piece that The 
Sir, i n the Taxi was taken. Miss Fisher", 
company includes Stanley Ford. Lawrence 
Wheat. Arthur Stanford, Max Freeman, Ezra O. 
Walck. Katheryn Osterman. Maude Earle, Char- 
lotte Le»lay. Helen Koyton. Corlnne Csxell and 

"^Tbe bills and principals for the rest of the 
week are as follows: Tuesday, La Travlata, 
with Tetrazzlnl and Sain-marco; Wednesday, 
Thais with Mary Garden and Dalmores; Thurs- 
day Rlgoletto with Tetrazzlnl and Sammarco; 
Friday. Samson and Delila with Gerville-Keach 
and Dalmores: Saturday night, Cavallerla Bus- 
ticana with Carolina White, Frances Ingram, 
Bmllio Venturlnl, Armand Crabbe and Gulsep- 
pina Giaconia. and I'Pagllaccl wltb Alice Zeppllll. 
Mario Guardabassl, Alfreds Costa, Armand 
Orabbe and Bmlllo Venturlnl, to be followed 
with a ballet divertissement by Bosina Galli, 
premiere dansense etolle. and corps de ballet. 

The current week lg the last of the loos and 
eroperous run of The Concert at the Blackstone, 
and Leo Ditrlchstein in the principal role of 
Gabor Arony has duplicated his New York suc- 
cess here- The sctlng of Janet Beecher, Wil- 
liam Morris and Jane Grey is a delight. On 
Monday, December 4. a new tenant will ■ take 

the boards at the Blackstone In the person of 

Frances Starr, who will appear In The Case 
of Becky. This new drama from the pen of 
Edward Locke will be given its metropolitan 
premiere here. In conformity with a plan of Mr. 
Belasco to make Chicago the seat of production 
for most of his now productions. The theme of 
the new play Is that of a dual personality for 
the heroine — a' sort of feminine Jekyll and Hyde. 
The dramatic action centers about the battle 
between these opposing forces of good and evil. 
In Miss Starr's support will be enlisted such 
competent 'actors as Charles Dalton, Bobert 
Dempster, Albert Bruning. Mary Lawton, Harry 
C. Browne and John Brawn. 

The Inability to arrange bookings to permit 
a prolongation of the engagement of Henry 
Miller in The Havoc compels Manager Will J. 
Davis to regretfully announce that the current 
week is the last of the stay of the distinguished 
actor In the finely made Harry Sophus Sheldon 
play. It will be followed on December 4, by 
the George Bronson-Howard farce. Snobs, In 
which Prank J. Mclntyre. last seen, here in The 
Traveling Salesman, will have the leading part, 
that or a mllkcart driver who becomes a duke 
and descends fall-tilt upon society. In the cast 
will be found the fallowing personages: Myrtle 
Tannehill. Eva McDonald. Katberlne Stewart, 
Orlando Daly and Regan Hugbston. 

The coming week is the last also of Bvery- 
woman. wfilch after seven consecutive weeks In 
Chicago, will leave the Grand Opera House on Sat- 
nrday night December S. Mr. Henry W. Savage la 
taking the Walter Browne morality play to Cin- 
cinnati while In the midst of an increasingly 
popular seaso» here, solely because he cannot 
effect a cancellation of bookings there. Every- 
woman will be followed at the Grand Opera 
House by a return engagement of Miss Gertrude 
BUIott in Joseph lied 111 Patterson's notable 
drama of the divorce question. Rebellion. The 
engagement Is scheduled to begin December 4. 
and will probably run until the coming of H. B. 
Warner In Alias Jimmy Valentine around Christ- 
mas. Miss Elliott since leaving Chicago has 
been playing Immensely successful engagements 
to Minneapolis. St. Lonla and Hllnola cities, and 
will Play Madison. Osbkosh. Fond dn Lac and 
Milwaukee n«t week. Messrs Liebler * Co. 
will continue to book the Grand Opera House 
fof the remainder of the season, and besides H. 
B. Warner, their productions there between now 
and June 1, will comprise Pomander Walk, the 
eminent French actress. 'Madame Slmone; and 
the famous Irish Players from the Abbey Thea- 
tre, Dublin, who will give a renertolre of 
twenty-nlne plays in the course of their «ix 
weeks' engagement. 

Way Down East Is the appropriate Thanks- 
giving Week offering at McTIcker's. where dur- 
ing the past seven days It has played quite 
Ma-east of Its old time records. Before It leaves 
{t will have passed its BOOth performance In 
Chicago. It will be followed on December 3 by 
Margaret Mayo's amusing farce Baby Mine, 
which will be Interpreted here by a clever com- 
pany, which includes Marguerite Clark. Walter 
Jones. Ernest Glendlnntng snd Agnes De Lsne. 

Clara Louise Burnham'a dramatization of her 
own highly popular book. The Right Princess, 
H*™* a new season at toe Zlegfeld Theatre 
ust Monday night and gives every promise of a 
MBit and successful ran here. It enters its 
second week Monday night, there being no Snn- 
2*7 Performances. Matinees are given Tues- 
days. Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Marguerite Sylva has scored the lyric anu 
ttamatlc triumph of her lifetime In Gypsy Love 
11 'he Chicago Opera House, where she begins 
wU hl ; d X"* Monday night. Manager A. H. 
Woods 1n his production of Franz Lehar's latest 
and most notable work, has spent money in 
profligate 'fashion, and the result la one of the 
wT , ..' lrtl8H . c acenic and coatumic setting* that 
The ™i.£L T, 5 ■ c ^f llc opera in many a day. 
i. „ ch Opera House Is one of the houses 
in the- Western- Metropolis that finds no com- 
plaint abont "hard times." 

Lovely Lonlse Dresser In A Lovely Liar *n- 
oTl?i ner third week at the Olympic Theatre 
nlRht and is doing a comfortable business 
musical play that Junle McCree haa 
farted from Mrs. Blaok la Back. Hans S. 
Mnne s music la melodious and original, and 
SIT" t Dn>s f PT *a given opportunity to display 
jw characteristic work in several of the twenty- 
two songs in wWch the play abennds. The 
Hypnotising Man: White Lies. Black Llee; are 
J Principal numbers. Will Phllbrlck. an ath- 
E"? comedian: Anna LaurMln. Rienle Ling, 
Sn M «Or». 8allie Stemblrf. Mortimer Wei- 
E.W J?™'? Owdownte are among the prin- 
sln»Is In the play. 

Si «? mrt ««' shows, Blanche Ring in The 
wa I Street Girl aopeara to have the greatest 
2^15* P£«»nt. It la a really diverting par- 
•""laoee, with bright catchy music, good com- 

edy and good songs, illuminated by the ln- 
feetuoualy merry personality of America's fore- 
most comedienne. Louisiana Lou runs - on pros- 
perously at the La Salle Opera House, and every 
player ef prominence in Chicago has 'teen to see 
It at the Tuesday or Thursday matinees. Among 
those who acknowledged Its power of diversion 
are Gertrude Elliott, Mrs. Flake. Blanche Ring, 
Vera Mlcbelena. Dnstin Farnum, Wlllla.ii Hodge, 
John Barrymore. Holbrook Blinn and Willis P. 
Sweatnam. Down at the American Music Ball 
on Wabash avenue, the burlesques Hanky Panky 
and The Big Littlest Rebel continue to be pre- 
sented to sparse houses. 

This coming week is the last of the run of 
Mutt and Jeff at the Globe, and from all in- 
dications It will be the banner week of an ex- 
tremely successful engagement. There will be 
a special Thursday matinee of the Bud. Fisher 
cartoon comedy. 

Gerhardt Hatrptmann's Hannele will be the 
subject of the fourth of the noteworthy aeries 
of Literary Night performances which are prov- 
ing a feature of the season at the German Thea- 
tre on Sedgwick street near Division. It will 
be unfolded Monday night. Musically, the week 
will be notable In bringing to a bearing three 
operettas. Milloecker's Beggar Student, the new- 
comer, being scheduled for presentation on Thurs- 
day and for the remainder of the week. The 
two Strauss operettas. The Pulse of Vienna 
and The Bat will be repeated finally on Wednes- 
day and Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) matinees 
respectively. Tonight and tomorrow night, The 
Wild Cat. a farce with music, will be given, and 
will be repeated on Tuesday. Sunday afternoon 
The Beantifnl Hungarian, another farce with 
music, will be presented. All the plays are 
given in the German language. 

Beginning Monday evening George M. Cohan's 
sparkling musical comedy. The Man Who twni 
Broadway, will be given a production at the 
hands of the Gleason Stock Co. at the College 
Theatre. All of tbe original costumic and scenic 
effects will be duplicated In thIB presentation, 
and Marie Kelson and the other popular mem- 
bers of tbe company will be given a chance to 
display their versatility as musical comedy de- 
lineators. The Dollar Mark remains the bill 
over Sunday, with Miss Petticoats scedulad for 
presentation during the week following. 

Albert Phillips will have the title role In 
Strongaeart at the Marlowe Theatre for week 
commencing Monday night, and Leila Shaw win 
play opopslte him in the role of the white girl 
whom he loves. This Ideal Thanksgiving Week 
bill will be presented by the Marvin Stock Co. 
with all the scenic effects that made the original 
starring vehicle of Robert Edeson a notable 

The Campus, a musical comedy that had its 
first performances at Los Angeles, where it bad 
a prosperous run, will be on view for the forth- 
coming week at the National Theatre, Englewood. 
Music, lyrics and book are the work of Walter De 
Leon, who plays the leading part in it. Muggins 
Davis, a soubrette, popular in the West, will play 
opposite him. There Is a large assisting com- 

Catling guns and other warlike Implements 
will adorn the stage at the Alhambra next week. 
Commencing Sunday matinee, November 28. and 
contribute noise to Across the Pacific, in which 
Harry Clay Blaney and Company will appear. 
Kitty Wolf will appear with Mr. Blaney in song 
and dance specialties as a feature of the bill. 

At the Haymarket, Driftwood, a play from the 
pen of Owen Davis, the prolific writer of melo- 
drama, will be presented bp a capable company. 

The current week Is the last of the Bijou as a 
home of melodrama, Mrs. Kohl, the owner, hav- 
ing decided that Halsted Street has lost Its zest 
for the lurid style of entertainment. Chinatown 
Charlie, with a cast comprising eighteen actors, 
will play the valedictory engagement, commenc- 
; ing Sunday afternoon, November 36th, 
I At tbe Crown Theatre, The White Slave, Bart- 
> ley Campbell's old classic, will be seen for the 
next seven days. A large company, including 
' some clever negro buck and wing dancers, lntcr- 
! pret the play. 

Tess, of the Storm Country, a story of the 
. daughter of a primitive squatter fisherman on 
) the shores of Cayuga Lake, which was originally 
written by Grace Miller White and adapted for 
the stage by Rupert Hughes, whose Excuse Me 
is one of the bits of the Chicago season, will be 
presented to Imperial Theatre patrons for the 
week of November 26. commencing Sunday mati- 
nee. Ever since its initial performance In Atlan- 
ta, Ga.. last August at tbe Lyric Theatre, Miss 
Emma Bunting. Its star, has experienced a veri- 
table triumphal progress throughout the country 
in the name part. 

Harry Askln Is in Philadelphia, enjoying a 
well-deserved and long-deferred vacation. 

Henry Miller, the actor-manager, and Harry 
Sopbns Sheldon, author of The Havoc. In which 
Mr. Miller is now appearing at the Illinois, will 
address the Players' Club in the red room of the 
Hotel La Salle tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon. 
Mrs. A. Starr Best, of the Drama League of 
America will also speak. 

Miss Gertrude Hoffman and her Russian Dancers 
are scheduled to plsy a return engagement at the 
Carries: Theatre on December 10. A week later, 
the Aborn Opera Company will present a grand 
revival of The Bohemian Girl. Miss Jane Herbert 
and Herbert Waterous are In the cast. 

John Phillip Sonsa and hts famous band will 
give afternoon and evening concerts tomorrow 
at the Auditorium Theatre. 


(Continued from page 6.* 

denied by the Board of Directors, notwithstand- 
ing the fact that Mr. Bell and Mr. Wrlgley 
both stated in open convention that unless they 
could handle their own business direct with the 
billposters, their advertising appropriation 
would he chiefly handled through other chan- 
nels. This opinion was also voiced by a num- 
ber of other solicitors who were present for 
the purpose of making application as official 

Samuel Robison. official solicitor and at the 
head of the Philadelphia Blllposting Company 
of Philadelphia, was not present, but the Board 
of Directors received a communication from 
him. in which he notified them that unless he 
be appointed as official solicitor or permitted 
to deal direct with the billposters, he would 
Institute suit against each Individual billposter 
rerusing to handle his business. The reading 
of this communication caused considerable con- 
sternation among the delegates present, as the 
majority considered bis point well taken, and 
regretted that it was impossible to extend him 
recognition owing to the resolution adopted at 
the last annual meeting. 

A secret meeting of the directorate waa held 
and while it is impossible to say what the 
outcome of their meeting was. It Is believed 
that some amendment to the resolution passed 
at Anbury Park was made which will In a way 

favor the national advertiser, by permitting 
them to deal direct with the billposters in- 
stead of being obliged to deal through an of- 
ficial solicitor as is the present method. 

A prominent national advertiser said that 
their posting waa placed by their traveling 
men while directly on the ground, depending 
entirely upon whether or not their salesman 
established an agency, and that It was the 
rule for them to pnt np the bill on arrival of 
their salesmen in the event of a sale being 
made, and that If they were forced to put their 
work through a solicitor, causing a delay In 
getting their paper up, they would discontinue 
Immediately the use of posters and resort to 
the dally newspapers. 

Some of the most prominent billposters were 
very bitter in their denunciation of being held 
up and forced to pay a commission of sixteen 
and two-thirds jsMcent on business not created 
by any official solicitor. 

Another important matter was a resolution 
on the adoption of a new name for the associa- 
tion. The name of the "Posters Advertisers' 
Association" was presented for adoption on the 
motion of Mr. Burton of Richmond, Va„ and 
after considerable discussion It was found that 
tbe Board of Directors did not hare the au- 
thority to at once incorporate or make use 
of the name, and that It would have to have a 
two-third rote at an annual convention before 
It could be adopted. 

Mr. John Shoemaker, treasurer of the as- 
sociation, stated that there waa a balance on 
hand of 126.000. 

Mr. Trapp haa resigned as traveling organ- 

O. J. Gude waa present but did not attend 
any of the sessions. 

The next meeting of the Board of Directors 
Is to be held at Portland, Ore., next March. 
There was considerable opposition to this move- 
ment, as It was held that there waa a motive 
In view, not salutary to the Interests of all 
members in taking the convention to this far- 
distant point. 

Another matter which waa debated on at 
some length and which aroused much diverse 
discussion, was the fact that numerous Bmall 
towns throughout the country are not being 
properly taken care of. It was argued that 
it is Impossible for twelve men to cover so 
large a territory as the Doited States with its 
population of 90.000.000 people. Quite a few 
billposters expressed their disapproval In per- 
emptory terms, and stated that unless they were 
allowed to deal directly with the , advertisers 
and the old solicitors, they would withdraw 
from the association. Tbe directors again dis- 
cussed this matter In privacy, but what ac- 
tion was taken is not known. It Is believed 
that the same answer was made to this as In 
the case of the national advertisers, L e., that 
no one had authority to change the ruling as 
made at the last convention. A number of 
big advertisers stated that In the future they 
would deal directly or not at all. 

Foster A Kleiser of Spokane and Portland, 
were present at the convention. 

The circus agreement waa taken np and dis- 
cussed, but as near as could be learned, no 
action was taken. No communications were 
read. There seems to prevail an opinion among 
tbe bigger billposters that tbe circuses will 
be obliged to accept the dictates of the bin- 
posting authorities. 

Several persons present expressed the opinion 
that a split is Inevitable and that it Is only 
a question of time until there will be two as- 
sociations. That harmony does not exist was 
fully demonstrated at this meeting. 

There were three ladles present, wives of 
the delegates, but aside from visits at the 
hotel, there were no social functions. 

The Tuesday evening executive session was 
called to order at 8 p. m., and did net adjourn 
until 13.-45 a. m. 

Charles Bryan, ex-president Of the associa- 
tion, was not present. This is the first time 
in many rears that Mr. Bryan haa not attend- 
ed, ana it was the consensus of opinion that 
there was a method in his absence. 

Sheesley Amusement Go., J. K. 

Sylvester, Ga., 27-Bec. 2. 
Smith Greater Shows: Monroe. Ga.. 37- Dee. f. 
Smith. John R.. Shows and Buffalo Ranch Wild 

West: Itta Bena, Miss., ST- Dec Z. 
United States Carnival Co., J. F. mgr.: 

Benton. Ark.. 27-Dec 3. 
Welcotf s Shows: Madison, Fie,. JT-Dee. I. 

Circuses, Wild Wests and 
Tent Shows 

Barnes'. Al. G'.. Wild Animal Snow: San Pedro, 

Cal.. 29; Long Beach 30; Ocean Side Dec. 1; 

Escondldo 2. 
Campbell Bros. : Refugio, Tex., 29; Bay City 36; 

Rosenberg Dec. 1; Conroe 2: Kirbyville 4. 
Haag. Mighty. Shows: Collins, Miss.. 29; Lnm- 

berton 30; Columbia Dec. 1: Frankllnton, La., 


Tiger Bill's Wild West: Stanton. Ala.. 29. 


Adams Amusement Co., Geo. OsterJing, mgr.: 
Greensboro, Ga., 27-Dec. 2. 

American Amusement Co.: Bessemer, Ala., 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Buckskin Ben Amusement Co.: Tulsa, Okla., 
27-Dec. 2; Sapulpa 4-9. 

Calla's Amusement Co., J. H. Callahan, mgr.: 
VaUiant. Okla.. 23-30. 

Campbell United Shows, H. W. Campbell, mgr.: 
Mlneola, Tex., 27-Dec. 2. 

ClIfton-KeUey Shows, L. C. Kelley, mgr.: Cen- 
terville. Ala.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Cnmmtngs, E. L.. Indoor Carnival Co.: Cam- 
bridge. 0.. 27-Dec. 2; UbrlchsviUe 4-9. 

Gowdy Shows, M. A. Gowdy, mgr.: Friar Point, 
Miss.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Grand Western Amusement Co.. M. J. De Roos, 
mgr.: Madlll. Okla., 27-Dec 2; Idabell 4-9. 

Great Empire Shows. Simpson snd Hampton, 
mgrs.: Cedartown, Ga.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Great Western Shows. J. J. Bylward. mgr.: 
Rnlevllle. Miss.. 27-Dec 2. 

Holmes. Ben. Shows: Sparta. Ga., 27-Dec. 2; 
MUledgeviUe 4-9. 

Hunt Amusement Co., H. Hunt, mgr.: Lula, 
Miss.. 27-Dec. 2. _ 

Jones'. Johnny J.. Shows: Blshopvllle. S. C, 27- 
Dec 2. 

Juvenal's Stadium Shows. J. M. Juvenal, mgr.: 
Waldo, Ark., 27-Dec. 2: Magnolia 4-9. 

Krause Greater Shows. Ben Krause, mgr.: Tjpy. 
Ala.. 27-Dec. 2: Dothan 4-9. 

Leonard Amusement Co., J. Sam Leonard, mgr.: 
Marksville, La., 27-Dec. 2. 

Macy'a Olympic Shows. J. A. Macy. mgr.: Sam- 
son, Ala.. 27-Dec. 2. _ 

Moss Bros.' Greater Shows: Richland, Ga., 27- 
Dec. 2; Ocnia 4-9. 

Progressive American Shows, Mclntyre and 
Noxon. mgr.: Ackerman. Miss.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Reiss. Nat. Shows: Temple. Tex., 27-Dec 2; 
Bay City 4-9. 

St. Louis Amusement Co., 11. W. Weaver, mgr.: 
Bylvanta. Ga.. 27-Dec 2; Valdosta 4-9. 

Additional Performers' Dates 

Adair and Da tin (Casino) Wash.. D. C. 27- 
Dec 2. 

Belmont and Umberger: 293 Main at.. Belle- 
ville. N. J., 27-Dec. 2. 

Grayson, Jas. H. (Alrdome) SbelbyrtHe, Ind.. 
4-6: (Grand) ConnersviUe. 7-9. 

Hodges Bros. (Orphenm) Montgomery, Ala.. 
27-Dec. 2. 

Haskell. Loney (Keith's) Toledo. O., 27-Dec. 
2: (Majestic) Chicago. 111.. 4-0. 

Huff Bros.. Flying: JEMorado Springs. Mo. 

LaCialr and West (Mac) Metropolis, DX, 27- 
Dec. 2; (Palace) CartervlHe, 4-0. 

Lang-don and Morris (Temple) Caro, Mick., 27- 
Dec 2. 

Ua tilde and Elvira (Garrlck) Burlington, la., 
27-Dec. 2; (Olive) St. Louis, Mo.. 4-9. 

Mardelle-Gllbert and Co. (Amphten) Cleveland, 
30-Dec 2. „ 

Susanna. Princess (Royal) Atchison, Kan., 30- 
Dec. 2; (Parlor) Omaha. Neb.. 7-9. 

Wards. Flying (Maryland) Baltimore 27-Dec 
2; (Trent) Trenton. N. J., 4-9. 

Washer Bros. (Palace) Morris tows. N. J., 30- 
Dec 2: (Baker) Dover. 4-6; (Pergola) Allen- 
town, Pa., 7-9. ' 

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■y zUllE COMn 

Dear Sirs: — I have tried most every cream 
1 have heard of or seen advertised, and I 
must say that "HPANOLA" is the best I 
have ever tried. It Is the only cream I 
have fonnd that does not make my face oily. 
I have purchased a tin and now use only 
"EVAHOLA" for massaging and maklng-up. 

Send 75c for big theatrical can, and tell 
us bow you like it. BVANOLA is the 
Standard Theatrical Cream for removing- 
make-up. Contains no wax or parafflne; 
won't grow hair: leaves skin soft and vel- 
vety. Most ec onomical to use. 
A. 7, STEVENS CO., 37 Aator PL, Mew York 



Tuesday, December 5. 



Thursday, December 7. 



Tuesday, December 12. 

The Musician's Daughter 


Thursday, Decern ber~1 4. 



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Write for Booklet. 




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DECEMBER 2, 1911. 


Allen, Viola, In The Lady of Coventry. Liebler 
* Co., mgrs.: N. Y. C. Nov. 21, lndef. 

Arllss, George, in Disraeli. Liebler & Co., mgrs.: 
N.. Y. C. Sep.. 18. lndef. 

Around the World. Tlie Suuberti, mgrs.: X. X. 
C. Sept. 2. In.lcf. 

Abora English Grand Opera Co.. Milton 4: Sar- 
gent Abora. mgrs.: Lincoln, Neb.. 27-29: St. 
• Joseph, ilo., 30-Dec. 2; Kanxos Cliy 3-». 

At tbe Mercy or Tiberius. Glaser & Stair, mgrs.: 
Savannah, Ga., 27-Dec. 2. 

At the Old Cross Boads, Arthur C. Alston, mgr.: 
Kansas City, Mo., 26-Dec. 2. 

Aa Told in the Hills, Alex. Story, mgr.: Sa 
betha, Kan., 29; Horton 30; Netawka Dec. 1; 
God 2; Seneca 4. 

Alma, Where Do Ton Live (No. 2), Jos. M. 
Weber, mgr.: Oklahoma City. Okla.. 29-30; 
BartleavUIe Dec. 1: Tulsa 2. 

Adams, Maude, in' Chautrcler. Cbas. Frobman, 
mgr.: Boston. Mass.. 20-Dec. 2; New Bed- 
ford 4; Lowell 5; Salem 6; Lewis ton. Me., 
7; Portland 8-9. 

Angiin, Margaret, in Green Stockings. Llen- 
ler & Co.. mgrs.: Pittsburgh, Pa.. 27-Dec 2. 

Alma.. Where Do You Live? (Joe Weber's), Or- 
mond H. Butler, mgr.: Anderson, tnd.. 29: 
Monde 30; Wabash Dec. 1; Pern 2; Benton 
Harbor, Mich., 3; Battle Creek 4; Lansing 5; 
Jaekson 6: Coldwater 7; Adrian 8; Ann Arbor 

Across the Pacific. Still ft Havlln, mgrs.: Chi- 
cago, 111., 29- Dec 2. 

At Sunrise (Darrell H. Lyall's Co. A.), L. H. 
Lyall. mgr.: Blooming Prairie, Minn., 20; 
Austin 30; Spring Valley. Dec 1; St Charles. 

At 'Sunrise (Darrell H. Lyall's Co. B.). Bex 

Lanelere, mgr.: 8Ioux Falls^ S. D:. 30; 

Cherokee, la., Dec. 1; George 2. 
As Told In the Hills, Alex Story, mgr.; Goff, 

Kan., 2; Netawka 4; Axteil S: Beattie 8; 

Marysville 7; Vermillion 8; Frankfort 9. 
Ben-Hur, Klaw & Erlanger, mgrs.: iBoeton, 

Mass., Not. 2, lndef. 
Bought tt Paid For. Wm. A. Brady, mgr. N. Y. 

C-. Sept. 28. lndef. 
Brian, Donald, in The Siren, Charles Frobman, 

mgr.: N. Y. C. Aug. 28, lndef. 
Booty Pulls the Strings The Shuberts ft Brady. 

mgrs.: N. Y. C. Oct. 10. lndef. 
Brown, Glltnor, in tbe Tyranny of Tears, P. A 

Brown, mgr.: Oxford. Kan.. 29: Arkansas City 

80: Newkirk. Okla.. Dec 1: Fonca 2. 
Barriers Burned Away (Oil son ft Braaueld's) 

Vandalla, DJ., 29; Alton 30. 
Bins Mouse. Fred B. Wright, mgr.: Sharon. Pa., 

29: Greensbnrg 30; Union town Dec 1; Connella- 

Tffle 2. 

Bohemian Gfrl (A), Milton & Sargent Abora, 
mgrs.: Greenville. 8. C. 29; Atlanta. Ga.. 80- 
Dec 2; Knoxvllle, Tenn.. 4: Chattanooga 5; 
Birmingham, Ala., 6-7: Montgomery 8; Pen- 
sacola, Fla., 9. 

Bo hemi a n Girl (B), Milton & Sargent Abora, 
mgrs.: Buffalo. N. Y., 27-Dec 2; Syracuse 4-6: 
Boehester 7-9. 

Beauty and the Banker, Hal ton Powell, Inc., 
prop.: Birmingham. Ala., 27-Dec 2; Chatta- 
nooga. Tenn.. 4-9. 

Bates, Blanche. In Nobody's Widow, David Belaa- 
«j, mgr.: Phlla.. Pa., 20- Dec. 2; Pittsburgh 

Black Pattl Musical Comedy Co., K. Voelckel. 
mgr.: Denlson, Tex., 29: Bonnam 30: Ft. 
Worth Dec 1; Sherman 2; Dallas 4; Greenville 
8; Waxahachle 8; Corslcana 7: Mexla 8; Cal- 
vert 9. 

Bernard. Sam, In He Came from Milwaukee. The 

Shnberts. mgrs.: Ogden. D.. 28-29; Salt Lake 

80-Dec. 2; Denver, Colo.. 8-9. 
Buster Brown, Raster Brown Am. Co.. props.: 

Alliance, O.. 29; McKeesport, Pa., 30-Dec. 2. 
Bachelor's Honeymoon. Gilson & Bradfleld. mgrs-: 

New Lexington. O.. 29: Glonater 30. 
Baby Mine (No. l). wm. A. Brady, Ltd.. mgrs.: 

Phlla.. Pa., Oct. 30-Dec 9. 
Baby Mine (No. 3). Wm. A. Brady. Ltd., mgrs.: 

Omaha. Neb., 28-Dec 2: Leavenworth. Ran.. 

8; Atchison 4; Sallna 5; Junction City 8; Man- 
hattan 7; Topeka 8: Hutchinson 9. 
Baby Mine (No. 4), Wm. A. Brady. Ltd.. mgrs.: 

Warren. Pa . 29; Erie 30: Dunkirk. N. Y-. Dec 

1: Bradford. Pa., 2; Tltusville 4; MendWlle 5; 

Oil City 6; Franklin 7; Greenville 8: Sharon 9. 
Bllnn. Holbrook, In The Boas, Wm. A. Brady, 

mgr.: St. Louis. Mo., 26-Dec 2; Paducah, Ky.. 

4; Cairo, DJ., 5: Memnbls. Tenn., 6-7; Little 

Bo*k. Ark.. 8; Texarkana 9. 
Bright Eyes. Jos. M. Galtes. mgr.: Los Angeles. 

CaL. 27-Dec 2: Santa Ana 8: San Diego 4-3; 

Pasadena 6: Riverside 7; Bedlands 8: San 

Bernardinoo 9. 
Brewster's Millions (Al. Btch Co.'s). L. A. 

Nelma. mgr.: Peoria, DJ.. 2; Aurora 8; Gales- 

burg 4; Bloomlngton 8; TJrbana 6; Danville 7: 

Marshall 8. 

Baby Mine (No. 2). Wm. A. Brady, mgr.: In- 
dianapolis. Ind., 27-Dec 2. 

Barrytnore. Ethel, In the Witness for the De- 
fense. Chas. Frnhman. mgr.: Washington, D. 
C.,r 27-Dec. 2; N. Y. C. 4. tadet. 

Boy _ .Detective: at. Louis, Mo., 27-DeC. 2. 

Burke, Rtllle. In The Runaway. Chas. Frobman, 
mgr-: N. Y. C. Oct. 9-Dec 2: Ponghkeensle 
4; -Hartford. Conn.. 5-0: New Haven 7: Wa- 
ter burr 8; Bridgeport 9. 

Comer. Wm. in Take My Advice. The Shnberts, 
mgn.: N. . Y. C, : Nov.- 27. lndef. 

Crane,' Wm.- H-. Jos Brooks, mgr.: N. Y. C, 
Nor." 27. lndef. ■: 

Omrmon Law. M. B. Brewster, mgr.: Taylor. 
Tex.. 29: Austin 30: San Antonio Dec I; Gal- 
veston 2-3; Houston 4: Port Arthur 6; Lake 
Charles. La., 6: Crowley 7-8. 

Cowboy Girt (No. 1), H. H. Whlttler. mgr.: 
Pike ton. O.. 29: Wells ton 30; Coshocton Dec 
2; New Lexington 4: Corning 8; Shawnee 7: 
NelionvWe 8: Athens 9. 

Cowboy Girl. G. B. Alnsworth. bus. mgr.: Mc- 
Keesport. Pa., 29: Beaver Falls 30; Franklin 
Dec 1 : Bntler 2: Johnstown. 9. 

Carle. Richard. In Jumping Jupiter. Fraxee * 
Lederer. mgrs.: Rnrllngtnn. Is.. 29: Qnlner 
m.; 38; Peoria Dec 1; Terra Haute. Ind., 2: 
Ft. Wayne 3: TjiVayette 4: Mnncle 5; Indian- 
apolis 6: Evansvllle 7: Nashville. Tenn.. 8-9. 

Cat and the Fiddle. Chas. A. Sellon. mgr.: Lsw- 
rence. Mass.. 30: Gardner Dec 1; Haverhill 2: 
Gloucester 4; Salem 5: T-owell 8; South From 
Ingham 7; Taunton 8: Newport, B. I. 9. 

Cow and tbe Moon. Chas. A. Sellon. mer.: Ynall 
antl. Mich.. 2B: Port Huron 30: Charlotte Dec. 
1; Adrian 2; Stratford 4; Owen Sound S; Gnelpl- 
6: Gait 7: London 8-9. 

Conntiss. Cathrine. In the White Sister. Stair A 
Havlln, mgrs.: Pittsburgh. Pa., 27-Dec 2: 
Buffalo. N. Y-. 4-9. 

Casey Jones (Neff * Pennington's), J. F. Pen- 
nington, mgr.: Strong City. Kan.. 29: M«rIot 
30: Florence Dec 1: Lynn* 2: Canton 4: New- 
ton 5: Eureka 0: Conway Springs 7: Norwich 8.' 

Commuters. Tbe. Henry B. Harris, mgr.: Van 

. .eouver, B. C, Can., 28-29: Tacoma. Wash., 

* 80-Dec 1: Aberdeen 2; Seattle 4-9. 

Country Boy (A). Henry B. Harris, mgr. Louis- 
ville, Ky., 27-29; NauhvlUe. Tenn., 30-Dec. 1; 
Jackson 2; Memphis 4-5; Greenville. Miss., 6; 
Vicksburg 7; Meridian 8: Hattiesburg 9. 

Country Boy (B), Henry B. Harris, mgr.: Ya- 
kima, Wash., 29; Walla Walla 30; Colfax Dec. 
1; Lewiston, Ida.; 2; Spokane, Wash., 3-4; 
Wallace. Ida., 5: Missoula, Mont. 6; Butte 7; 
Great Falls 8; Helena 9. 

Country Boy (C). Henry B. Harris, mgr.: Chat- 
tanooga, Tenn., 29; Knoxvllle 30; Decatur, Ala., 
Dee 1: Florence 2: Little Kock, Ark., 4; l'lne 
Bluff 5; Hot Springs 6; Texarkana 7; Sbreve- 
port. La.. 8; Monroe 9. 

Chorus Lady, A. J. Aylesworth, mgr.: Douglas, 
Ariz., 20; El Paso, Tex., Dec. 2-3. 

County Sheriff (O. E. Wee's Eastern). Chas. H. 
Brooke, mgr.: Trenton. N. J.. 29; Camden 30- 
Dec. 2; Dover. Dela., 4; Cambridge, Md.. 5; 
Crisfleld 6; Salisbury 7; Newport News, Va., 
8; Petersburg 9. 

County Sheriff (O. E. Wee's Western), M. C. 
Jenkins, mgr.: Springfield, O., 30; Hagerstown, 
Ind., Dec. 1; New Castle 2; Connersvltle 4; 
Shelbyvllle 5; Noblesvllle 6; Tipton 7; Elwood 
8: Peru 9. 

Coburn Players, L. M. Goodstadt. gen mgr.: 

St. Josepb, Mo.. 26-29; Topekb, Kan., 30-Dec 

1; Atchison 2. 
Carter. Mrs. Leslie. In Two Women. John Cort 

mgr.: Ft Worth. Tex.. 28-29; Dallas 30-Dec 2; 

New Orleans, La.. 4-9. 
Crosman, Henrietta, in the Beal Thing, Clifford 

Standlsh mgr.: Newark. N. J., 27-Dec. 2. 
Confession, The, Mitten thai Bros., mgrs.: Con- 

nellsvllle. Fa., 29; Butler 30; Washington Dec. 

1; Greensburg 2; Altoona 4; Johnstown 5; 

McKeesport 6; Ponxsutawney 7; DuBola 8; 

Bldgway 9. 

Carapns. The, Chas. T. Kavanagh, mgr.: Chicago, 
111., IB-Dec. 2; St Louis 3-9. 

Checkers, Moxon & DeMilt, mgrs.: Portland. Ore., 
28-Dec. 2: Astoria 3: Salem 4; Albany 5; Eu- 
gene 6; Medford 7; Marysvtlle, Cal. 9. 

Chocolate Soldier (No. 1), F. C. Whitney, mgr.: 
Bennington, Vt. 29; Schenectady, N. Y.. 30; 
Troy Dec. 1; Glens Falls 2: Gloveravllle 4; 
Little Falls S; TJtica 0; Watertown 7; Oswego 
8; Auburn 9. 

Chocolate Soldier (No. 2), F. C. Whitney, mgr.: 
Detroit. Mich., 27-Dec 2: Pittsburgh, Pa.. 4-9. 

Chocolate Solder (No. 3), E. C. Whitney, mgr.: 
Little Bock. Ark.. 29-30; Texarkana Dec 1: 
Shreveport, La.. 2: Galveston, Tex., 4; Houston 
5-6; San Antonio 7-8. 

Cobb. Ty, In The College Widow. Vanghan 
Glaser, mgr.: Nashville. Tenn.. 27-29. 

Concert. Tbe. David Belasco, mgr.: Chicago, 
DJ.. 20-Dec. 2. . 

Chorus Lady (Southern), J. E. Early, mgr.: 
Tampa. Fla.. 30: .Mulberry Dee. 1; Orlando 
2: Palatka 3: Savannah, Ga., 8; Beaufort, 
S. C, 0; Orangeburg 7;. Augusta, Ga., 8; 
Abbeville. S. C 9. 

Cowboy's Honor. Harry Owens, mgr.: Canal 
Dover. O.. 29: Cambridge 30; Barnesvllle 
Dec. 1; Wellsburg. w. Va.. 2: Monndsvllle 
4; Manning S: Monongab 6; Ttumelton 7; 
-Kingwoort 8: Rowlesbnrg ft. 

Cowboy and tbe Thief, Edwin F. Clarks, mer.: 
Burlington, la.. 30. 

Doro. Marie, in A Butterfly on the Wheel, Chas. 
Frohman; mgr..: Chicago. I1L. Nov. 20. lndef. 

Dresser. Louise. In A Lovely Liar. Frazee & 
Lederer, mgrs.: Chicago, 111., Nor. 12, ln- 

Drew. John, in A Single Man, Cbaa. Frohman, 
mgr.: N. Y. C. , Sep. 4-Dec 2; Toronto, Can., 

Dawn of a To-Morrow. K. J. Stinnett, mgr.: 
Morgantown, W. Va.. 29: Wheeling 30; Cam- 
bridge, O., Dec. 1; Parkersburg, W. Va., 2. 

Dupree, Minnie. Ralph Edmunds, mgr.: Schenec- 
tady. N. Y.. 29: TJtica 30: Anbnrn Dee. 1; 
Itbsca 2; Scranton. Pa.. 4-5; Wllkes-Barre 0-7; 
Reading 8; Easton 9. 

D'Orsay. Lawrence, in the Earl of Pawtucket, 

John Cort. mprr. J Sacramento. Cal.. 30; Stock- 
ton Dec 1: San Jose 2: San Francisco 3-9. 

Don't Lie to Your Wife, with Dave Lewis. David 
Seymour, mgr.: Engene, Ore., 30; Albany 1; 
Salem 2: Portland 3-9. 

Doctor DeLnxe, with Ralph Hera, Jos. M. Galtes. 
mgr.: Brooklyn. N.-Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Deep Purnle. Liebler & Co., mgrs.: Cincinnati. 
O., 27-Dec. 2. 

Deep Purple, Liebler & Co., mgrs.: Minneap- 
olis. Minn.. 26-Dec 2. 

Dressier, Marie. In Tillie's Nightmare. Lew 
Fields, mgr.: Wllkes-Bsrre. Pa., 30. 

Drama Players. The Shnberts, mgrs.: Milwau- 
kee. Wis.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Emery Musical Comedy Co., S. N. Maykovtca & 
Co., mgrs.: Nashville, Ark., 27-29; Stamps 30- 
Dec. 2; Texarkana 4-6. 

Everywoman- (Eastern), Henry W. Savage, mgr.: 
. Boston. Mass.. Nov. 6, lndef. 

Everywoman (Western). Henry W. Savage, mgr.: 
Indianapolis, Ind.. 27-Dec 2; Cincinnati, O., 

Excuse Me (Eastern), Henry W. Savage, mgr.: 
Brooklyn, N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2; N. Y. C. 4-9. 

Excnse Me (Western), Henry W. Savage, mgr.: 
Chicago. III.. Nov. 1, lndef. 

Excuse Me (Southern), Henry W, Savage, mgr.; 
New Orleans, La.. 26-Dec. 2; Baton Ronce 3: 
Natchez. Miss.. 4: Jackson 5: Vicksburg 6: 
Greenville 7; Memphis. Tenn., 8-10. 

Eil and Jane, Harry Green, mgr.: Maumu. Is., 
29: Pocahontas 30: Panillna Dec. 1; Prlmghar 
2: Sanborn 4: Hartley 5. 

^rho. The: Kansas City. Mo.. 27-Dec 2. 

Eltlnge. Julian. In the Fascinating Widow. A. 
H. Woods, mgr.: Buffalo. N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Famnm. Dustln * Wm., in The Littlest Rebel. 
A. H. Woods, mgr.: N. Y. C, Nov. 14, ln- 

Faversham. Wm.. In The Fann. L. L. Gallagher. 

mgr.: Syracuse. N. Y.. 29-30; Albany Dec. 1-2; 

Glens Falls 4; Schenectady 5: Troy 6: TJtica 7- 

Wllkes-Barre. Pa.. 8: Rlnghamton, N. Y-. 9. 
Fatty Felix. Henry W. Link, mgr.: Decatur, Ind.. 

29: Delphos 30: Tims. O.. Dec. 2. 
Fantasma, Edwin Warner, mgr.: Detroit. Mich.. 

26-Dec. 2: Toledo. O., S-7: Zanesvllle 8-9. 
Ferguson. Elsie. In the First Tarty In the Land 

Henry B. Harris, mgr.: Washington. D. C. 

2T-TJec. 2: Phlla., Pa.. 4-23. 
Fortune Hnnter (Eastern*. Cohan As Harris. 

mgrs.: Baltimore. Md.. 27-Dec 2. 
■fortune Hnnter (Western). Cohan ft Hariris. 

mere.: Seattle. Wash.. 26-Dec 2. 
Fortune Hnnter (Central) . Cohan Se Harris, mgrs. : 

Fatrbury. 111., 29; Peoria 30. 
Fighting Parson, H. B. Porter, mgr.: Bonceverte 

W. Va.. 29. 

"Take. Mrs., in the New Marriage. Hsrrlanr 
Grey FIske. mer.: FrooWvn. N. Y.. 27-Dec. 2 

''air Co-Ed: Jacksonville. Fla.. 5-6. 

v-v Eddie, in Over tfce River. Dillingham « 
Zlegfeld. mgrs.: Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 

i-M'Iwi of 1011. F. Zlegfeld, Jr.. mgr.: Cleve 

land. 0.. 27-Dec. 2. 
•'smllv. The: Providence. B. I., 27-Dec. 2. ; 
Garden of Allah. Liebler. & Co.. mgrs.: N. Y.' 

C Oct. 21. lndef 

Gordon. Kitty, In The Enchantress. Jos. M. 

Galtes. mgr.: N. Y. C, Oct. 19, inder. 
German - Gentleman, Frank Wlnnlnger, mgr. 

Medford. Wis., 29; Eau Claire 30. 
Girl and the Chauffeur, Arthur Nelson, mgr. 

Lynn, Mass., 22-29. 
Girl and the Tramp. Fred A. Brers, mgr.: Moose 

Lake, Minn.. 29; Superior, Wis.. 30; Hlbblng. 

Minn., Dec. 3; Bovey 4; Ashland, Wis., o; 

Ironwood, Mich.. 0: Itessemer 7: Rhinelunder, 

Wis., 8; Iron Mountain, Mich.. 8. 
Girl of the Golden West. Henry W. Savage. 

mgr.: Charlotte, N. C, 29; Ashevllle 30; Knox- 
vllle. Tenn., Dee. 1: Nashville 2; Chattanooga 

4; Columbia. S. C. 3; Charleston 6; Savannah, 

Ga., 7; Augusta 8; Atlanta 9. 
Girl of Eagle Ranch, Attebery & Cook, mgrs. : 

Johnston Citv. III.. 29; lieuton 30: Marlon Dec. 

1; Carterville 2; Herrln 4; Sandoval 5; Pana 0; 

IJtohlleld 7. 

Gamblers, The (Original). Authors' Producing Co. 
mgrs.: Cleveland, O., 27-Dec 2; Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gamblers, The (Western), Authors' Producing 
Co., mgrs.: Wash., 29-Dec. 2; Walla Walla. 4; 
N. Yakima 5; Ellensburg 0; Aberdeen 7; Ta- 
coma 8-9. 

Gamblers, The (Eastern), Authors' Producing 
Co., mere.: Troy, N. Y., 29-30; Glens Falls 
Dec. 1: 1'lattsburg 2: St. Albans. Vt-. 4: Sher- 
brooke. Que.. Can.. 5: Berlin, N. H.. 0; St 
Jnbnsbury, Vt., 7; Barre 8; Burlington 9. 

Gamblers, The (Southern), Authors' Producing 
Co., mgrs.: San Antonio, Tex., 28-30; Taylor 
Dec. 1: Waco 2; Corslcana 4: Ft Worth 5-6: 
Dallas 7-9. 

Girl in tbe Train, with C. Wm. Koib, E. G. 
Davidson, mgr.: Milwaukee, Wis., 26-Dec. 2: 
Baclne 3; Madison .4; Rockford. 111., 5; Du- 
buque, la., 6; Davenport 7; Waterloo 8: Cedar 
Baplds 9. 

Girl I Love (Harry Askln's). Al. Goettler. mgr. 

St Louis. Mo.. 26-Dec 2; Belleville, 111.. 3; 

Mattoon 4; Danville 5; Frankfort, Ind., 6; 

Logansport 7; Elkbart 8: South Kend 9. 
Girl from Sector's (Max Plohn's Western), Ed. 

H. Lester, mgr.: Greensboro, N. C, 29; Ba 

Ielgh 30. 

Granstark (Eastern). A. G. Delamater. mgr.: 

Mnncie, Ind., 29; Dayton, 0.. 30. 
Graustark (Southern), A. G. Delamater, mgr. 

Abingdon, Va., 29; Bristol, Tenn., 30. 
Goose Girl (Eastern). A. G. Delamater, mgr.: 

Knoxvllle, Tenn.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Goose Girl (Central). A. G. Delamater, mgr. 

Danville, Fa., 29; Sbamokin 30. 
Gllmonr. Panl, S. A. Jackson, mgr.: St John, 

N. B.. Can.. 2S-20: Calais. Me., 30. 
Get-BIch-Qulck WnlIIn"ford (Eastern). Cohan ft 

Harris, mgrs.: Boston. Mass.. Oct 2, lndef. 
Cet-Rlch-Qnlck Walllngford (Western), Cohan & 

Harris, mgrs.: Honston. Tex.. 29-30. 
Get-Rlch-Qnlck Wallingfnrd (Central), Cohan ft 

Harris, mgrs.: Ft Madison, la., 29; Davenport 


Girl of the Monntalm) (O. E. -Wee's), Harry 

Myers, mgr.: W. Chester. Pa., 29: Lancaster 

30; PhoenlxvIIle Dec. 1: Allentown 2; Tremont 

5: WiUIamstoYrn 7; Hanover 9. 
Graham. Oscar. Attractions Odessa. Tpx.. 29: 

Midland 30: Big Springs Dec. 2-3; Colorado 

4; Abilene 5. 
Girl and the Tramp (Eastern). E. C. Rockwell. 

mgr.: Pottstown. Pa.. 30: Kntztown Dec. 

1; Salem, N. J„ 4; Vlneland 8; Allentown. 

Pa., 6. 

Glaser. Lulu. In Miss Dndelsack. Werba ft 

Luescher, mgrs.: Phlla.. Pa.. 20-Dec 2. 
Gonnlne. Louise. In the Balkan Princess. The 

Shnberts. mgrs.: Brooklyn. N.-Y.. 27-Dec. 2: 

Montreal. Can.. 4-9. 
George, Grace, in Repertoire, Wm. A. Brady. 

mgr.: Phlla.. Pa.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Goodwin. Nat C-: Jacksonville, Fla.. 1-2. 
Girl of My Dreams. Jos. M. Galtes, mgr.: 

Indlananolls. Ind., 30-Dec. 2. 
Girt of the Streets: Boston. Mass., 27-Dec. 2. 

Girl In flit- T.-t 1 1. A. IT. Woods, mgr.: Syracuse. 

N. T-. 27-Dec 2. 

Goddess of Liberty: Bay City. Mich., 29. 

German Gentleman, Frank Wlnnlnger, mgr.: 
Sfedford, Wis., 29: Eau Claire 30: Rice Lake 
Dec. 1: Menomonle 2: Ban Claire 3; New 
Btchmond 4: Hastings. Minn.. B. 

Hartman. Ferris. Mnsical Comedy Co. Los An- 
geles. Cal.. Oct. 15. lndef. 

Hitchcock. Raymond: In The Red Widow. Cohan 
& Harris mgrs.: N. Y. C. Nov. 0. lndef 

Hans Hanson Co.. Lonts Rels. mgr.: Ellenwood. 
Kan.. 29; Sterling 30; Anthony Dec 1:, Kiowa 
2; Alva. Okla.. 4: Woodward 5: Hlggins. Tex.. 
6: Canadian 7; Miami 8; Amarlllo 9. 

Heart of Chicago. W. D. Emerson, mgr.: St. 
Joseph. Mo.. 30-Dec. 2 

Honse Next Door (Rowland & GaskeU's). A. A. 
Powers, mgr.: Bonlder. Colo.. 29: Colorado 
Springs 30: Pueblo Dec. 1: Florence 2: Victor 3: 
Rocky Ford 4; Garden City. Kan.. 5: Sterling 
6: Hutchinson 7; Winfield 8; Oklahoma City. 
Okla.. 9. 

House Next Door. Schiller Am. Co. mgrs.: Mil- 
waukee. Wis., 26-Dec. 2: Chlcaeo 111.. 3, lndef. 

Hawrrey. Wm., in Dear Old BMiv. A. G. Dela- 
mater. mgr.: Toronto, Can.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Billiard. Robert in A Fool Th»re Was, Maurice 
Greet, mgr.: Denver. Colo.. 27-Dec 2. 

Heart Breakers (Mort H. Singer's). Otto Knives 
mgr.: Lexington. Ky., 29: LonljafWe TMV-Dec 2: 
Hnntlngton. W. Va.. A: StotfterSinre 5; Mari- 
etta. O.. 6: Zanesvllle 7: Tolutnhits S-9. 

Held. Anna. In MJbs Innocence. P. Zlegfeld Jr. 
mer.: Kansas City, Mo., 28-Dec 2; Denver^ 
on.. 4-9. 

Ften Pecks. Lew Fields, mgr.: St. Louis, Mo., 
20-Dec. 2. 

Hoffman. Gertrude: Kansas City. Mo.. 26- 
Tleo. 2. 

Hackett. James K.. In the Grain of Dust: Min- 
neapolis Minn.. 26-Dec. 2. 
Hanky Pankr. Lew Fields, mgr.: Chicago. 

Til., 6. indef. 
Irish Players. Liebler & Co., mgrs: N. Y. C. 

Nov. 20. lndef. 
Isle of Smiles. I. J. ft Harry Polack. mgrs : 

Lonlsvllle. Ky.. 26-Dec. 2. 
In Old Kentucky. A. W. Dingwall, mgr.: Los 

Angeles. Cat. 2B-Dec, 2; Salt Lake, TJ., 4-6: 

Ogden 7: Pueblo 9. 
Indiana Folks (Perry'a Eastern), a. A. Mitchell 

mgr.: North English. Is.. 29: Mlllersbnrg 30 
'Ulne-ron. Mnrcraret. In Kindling, Edw. Bowes. 

mer. : PrMeenort Conn.. 29. 
Indiana Folks (Perry's Western). V. J. Bates 

mgr.: FarnhamvIIIe, la.. 29: Lsnrena Dec. 2. 
'ntrodnce Me. J. F. Sullivan, mgr.: Tsnnton. 

Mass.. 29: Fall River 30-Dec. 2: Rochester. 

V. Y.. 4-7: Syracuse S-9. 
Tim the Penman. Richard Oher. mgr.: Superior. 
. Wis., 29: Fargo. N. D.. 30: Valley Citv Tine 
1 1: Jamestown 2: Mandan 3: Bismarck 4; Miles 
' City. Mont.. 6: Billings 7: Rntta 8-9. i 
fnvu'le Fosronlsus. B. E. Lsng. mgr.: Prince 

Albert Flask.. Can.. Sl)-Dee. 2: &'askotoon 4-6- 

Hanlev 7: Davidson P: T.nmsden 9. 
'ants. Elsie. In the S'lm Princess. Chas. Dll 

Ilnghsm. mgr.: Boston. Mass., 13-Dec. 2. 
H«« w«'t«. T*e Shuberts. mgrs.: N. Y. C 

Sept. 18. Indef. 

Kuhellk, F. C. Whitney, mgr.: Victoria. B 0 
Can., 1. 

Lit tie Boy Blue. Henry W. Savage, mgr.- N 
Y.. C. Nov. 27. indef. * 

Little Millionaire, with George M. Cohan, Cohia 
& Harris, mgrs. N. Y. C, Sept. 25, Inder. 

Louisiana Ixtu Harr^ Askln. mgr.: Chicago in 
Sept. 4. lndef. ° 1 '" 

Lena Rivers (Southern), Al. J. McColiutn. mar • 
Cobden, ill., 20; Anna 30; Vlenua Dec. 1- Eari 
Prairie, Mo., 4; Charleston 0; Dexter 0: Manila 
7; New Madrid 8; Campbell 9. ™" 

Lyman Twins, in The Speculators. Lyman Bros, 
mgrs.: Aurora, Mo., 29; Springfield 30; Litehi 
fleld. 111.. Dec. 1; Taylorvllle 2; Collinsvllla j. 
Vandalla 4; Marlon 5: Benton 6; Duouoin 7- 
Ceutralla 8; Mt. Vernon 9. ■»•»•■ 

Little Miss Fix It. Werba & Luescher, mgrs • 
N. Y. C, 27-Dec. 2; Philadelphia 4-0. 

Lambardi Grand Opera Co., Fortune Gallo, mti ■ 
Sacramento, Cat, 27-29; Medford. Ore., 30 : 
Eugene Dec. 1: Salem 2; Portland 3-6; Victoria.' 

B. C. Can., 7-8. • 

Let George Do It, The Leffler-Brattoa Co., proD«.- 

Youngs town, O., 27-Dec. 2. 

Lion and tbe Mouse (Northern), Doited Play Oo. 
Inc.. mgrs.: Newton. Kan.. 29: Hutchinson 30; 

- Holslngton Dec. 1; Lamed 2; Elllnwood 8> 
Mcl'herson 4; Pratt 9; Dalbart, Tex., 0; Talli 
7: plaluview 8; Lubbock 9. - 

Lion and the Mouse (Southern). United Play Co. 
Inc. mgs.: Tyler. Tex., 29; Palestine 30; Jack- 
sonville Dec. 1; Hearne 2; Bryan 4; BrenJuua 
5; Taylor 7; Austin 8; San Marcos 9. 

LaRue. Grace. In Betsy. Jed F. Shaw, mgr.: 
Washington, D. C. 27-Dec 2. 

Light Eternal, Bice. Stair .& Havlln, mgrs.: 
Louisville, Ky., 26-Dec, 2. 

Million. The. Henry W Savage, mgr.: N. Y. 

C. Oct 24. indet. 

Mclntyre. Frank, in Snobs, Henry B. Harris, 
mgr.: Phlla.. Pa., 20-Dec 2; Chicago, DJ.. 4- 
Jan. 13. 

Mutt & Jeff (A), Qua Hill, mgr.: Chicago, 111.. 

26- Dec 15. 

Mutt & Jeff (B). Gns Hill, mgr.: New Orleans. 
La.. 26-Dec 2; Lafayette 3: Lake Charles 4; 
Beaumont Tex.. 5; Galveston 6; Houston 7-8; 
San Antonio 9-10. 

Mutt ft Jeff (C), Gns Hill, mgr.: Boston, Mass.. 
Nov. 13. lndef. 

Mutt & Jeff (D), Gna Hill, mgr.: Newark, N. 
J., 27-Dec. 2; Brooklyn, N. Y„ 4-9. 

Mildred and Rouclere, Harry Rouclere, mgr.: 
Gallatin, Tenn., 29; Bowling Green, Ky., 30; 
Hopklnsrllle Dec. 1-2; Mnrfreesboro, Tenn., 
4-5; Sbelbyrtlle 6-7; McMInuvUls 8-9. 

Missouri Girl (Eastern. Merle H. Norton's), L. 
A. Edwards, mgr.: KeesevUle. N. Y., 29: 
Mlnevllle 30; Saranac Lake Dec. 1: Chateau- 
gay 2; Malone 4; Massena 6; Norwood 6; 
Gouverneur 7: Watertown 9. 

Missouri Girl (Central, Merle H. Norton's). Geo. 
E. Jones, mgr.: BlackweU. Okla.. Dee. 1: 
Arkansas City, Kan., 2; Pawhuska. Okla., 4: 
Oxford, Kan., 5; Dexter 6; Cedarvale 7; Se- 
dan 8; Coffeyviile 9, 

Missouri Girl (Western, Norton & RIth's), Jo* 
Blth, mgr.: Vlsalla, Cal.. 29; Hantord SO: 
Fresno Dec. 3; Merced 4; Turlock 5; Modesto 
6: Stockton 9. 

McFadden's Fists. Chas. E. Barton, mgr.: Lou- 
isville, Ky., 26-Dec. 2. 

Mantel], Robert B., In Repertoire, Wm. A. 
Brady, mgr.: Memphis, Tenn.. 27-Dec. 2. 

Mother, Wm. A. Brady, mgr. : Baltimore, Md.. 

27- Dec. 2; N. Y. C, 4-9. 

Mother (No. 2). Wm. A. Brady, mgr.: San 
Francisco. Cal., 26-Dec 2: Oakland 3-5; 8an 
Jose 6; Stockton 7; Fresno 8; Bakersfield 9. 

Montgomery & Stone, In the Old Town, Cbas. 
Dillingham, mgr.: San Francisco, Cal., 20- 
Dec 2; Los Angeles 4-9. 

Madame X, Henry W. Savage, mgr.: Kingston. 
Can., 29; Ogdensburg. N. Y.. 30; Hamilton, 
Can., Dec 1; London- S; Toronto 4-9. 

Madame Shcery (Special)-. Woods. Fraaee A 

Lederer. mgrs.: Boston, Mass., Oct. 23-Jsn. 

Madame Sherry (A), Woods. Frasee * Lederer, 
mgrs.: Winnipeg, Can., 27-Dec. 2; Grani 
Forks. N. D.. . 4: Crookston. Minn.. 5: Fsr- 

g>, N. D.. 6; Valley City 7: Jamestown 8; 
Ismsrck 9. 

Madame Sherry (iV, Woods Fraree * Lederer. 
mgrs.: Henderson, Ky.,-,20: Evansville, lni., 
30; Lafayette Bee 1: Logansnort 2: Pern 

' 4: Marlon 5: Anderson 6: Columfcut. O., 7-9. 

Madame Sherry (C), Woods, Fraxee ft Lederer, 
mgrs.: Tulsa. Okla.. 29: Muskogee 30; Ft. 
Smith. Ark.. Dec. 1: McAIester. Okla.. 2: 
Oklahoma City 3-4: Hutchinson. Kan., 5; 
Wichita 8; Independence 7; Coffeyviile 8; 
Sprlngfleld, Mo.. 9. 

Madame Sherry (D). Woods. Fraxee ft Lederer, 
mgrs.: Lebanon, Ind., 20: CrawfordsvIIle SO: 
Bloomlngton Dec 1; Bedford 2: West Baden 
3: Washington 4; Vlncennes 5; Brazil 6; Rob- 
inson, 111., 7; Paris 8; Charleston 9. 

Melville, Rose. In Sla Hopkins. J. B. Stirling, 
mgr.: San Francisco, Cat, 26-Dec. 9. 

Miss Nobody from Stnrland (Mort H. Singer's). 
Cbas. Donofiuue, mgr.: Colombia, S. 0.. 29; 
i-hnr'^ei-. r., 3i»; Spartanburg. S. ft, »«• 
1: Greenville 2: Ashevllle. N. C 4: Knox- 
vllle. Tenn., 8: Chattanooga 6: Rome, Ga., 7: 
Annlston, Ala., 8; Birmingham 9. 

MacDonald, Christie, la tbe Spring Maid, Werba 
& Luescher. mgrs.: Rochester, N. Y., 27- 
Dec. 2; Buffalo 4-9. 

Miller, Henry, in The Havoc. Klaw & Erlanger. 
mgrs.: Chicago-Ill., 20-Dec. 2; St.- Louis, Mo.. 

Modest Suzanne: Chicago. 111.. 26. lndef. 

Mann, Louis, In Elevating a Husband, Werba 
& Luescher. mgrs-: Minneapolis, Minn., 3-8. 

Millionaire Kid. KUroy A Brltton, mgrs.: Bal- 
timore, Md.. 27-Dec 2. 

Master of the House, John Cort, mgr.: Chicago, 
111., 20-Dec. 2. 

Man on the Box, Monte Thompson, mgr.: 
"Waverly. N. Y., 29: Corning 80: Cortland 
Dec. 2; Norwich 4; Hamilton 5; LitUe Fails 
6: Fulton 7; Penn Yan 9. . 

Meehan, John. Monte Thompson, mgr.; Belfast. 
Me.. 29: Gardiner 80: Bangor Dee. 1-2: B« 
Harbor 4; Skownegan 5; Augusta 0; "is- 
land 7. , • 

Never Homes, The, Lew Fields, mgr.: N. x. 
C' Oct. 5. Indef. 

Newlyweds and Their Baby (Eastern). Leffler- 
Bratton Co., props., Huntington. Pa., 20; Al- 
toona 80; Latrobe Dec. 1; Johnstown 2. 

Newlyweds and Their Baby (Western), tp™"" 
Bratton Co., props.: Independence, Kan.. £). 
Wichita 30; Sallna Dec. 1; Topeka 2. 

No Mother to Guide Her: Cincinnati. ().. Si- 
Dec. 2. „ , 

Nazimova, lime.. Cbaa. Frohman, mgr.: Bal- 
timore, Md., 27-Dec. a; N. Y. C 3. l0 - 

Over Night. Wm. A. Brady. Ltd.. mgrs.: Chi- 
cago, ill.. Sept. 26. lndef. 

Our New Minister, with Joseph Conyers. Harry 
Hamilton,' mgr.: Washington. D. C. 27 •!**. 

DECEMBER 2, 191t. 

T h e Bi Ubo a r d 



a Villnge I'osttnaster 

(Perry's), Chat. B. I Servant In the House, C. Guy Cauftman. mgr.: 
Min«"n"i5r • Lyons, Neb., 29. I - Lansing. Mich.. 20; Grand Baplda 30-Dec 2. 

M viSit (.N«. 2). VVm. A. Brady, ILtd., SImune, Mme., Llebler & Co., mgrs.: N. Y. C. 
er n«u jj. y 27- Dec. 2. I 27-Ilec. 2. 

-5 vicfi ( V". ' 3), Wm. A. Brady, Ltd.. I Seheir. Frltzl. In The Dncbeaa, The Shuberts, 
let .W'.V,! . „,..„J T „„,.«„„ vt . •»! Rnr. I tngrs. ! Baltimore. Mil.. 27- Dee. 2. 

Suratt. Valeska. In tbe Bed. Hose. Lee Harri- 
son, mgr.: Jersey City, N. J„ 27-Dec. 2. 
Seven Days (Eastern), Wagenbals & Kemper, 
nigra.: Montgomery, Ala., 29; Mobile " 
Blloxl. Mlas.. Dec. 1; Scran ton 2. 
Stewart. May. J. E. Cline, mgr.; Kewnan. Ga., 
1: Annlaton. Ala., 2; Gadsden 4: Huntsvllle 5. 
Show Girl. Jnle Pearse, mgr.: Decatur. Ind., 
4: Hlcksvllle. O.,' 5; MontpeUer 6; Bead- 
Ins. Mich.. 7: Albion. Ind., 8. 

mOT : White River Junction. Vt.. 29: Bur- 
K 3u; liaudolph Dec. 1; Barn 2; Ber 
to N 11- 4: St. Johuabury. Vt„ S; Newport 
a' St.' Alliaus 7; HuttBburg, N. X„ 8; Og 

H^flske. in Lore's Young Dream. Bobt. 
f Irwin msr. Buffalo. N. Y.. 27-Dec 2. 
™'tt •Cliaimitfy. In Macnsbla. Augustus Plton. 
mgr.: Saginaw, Mlcb.. 2; Bay City 4. 
issers By. Chas. Frobman. mgr.: N. Y. C 
Sept. 14, Indef, 


Imperial Hand Ben' RIncera: Boise. ' Ida.. 29; 
Mountain Home 30; Bailey Dec. 1; Suosuone 
2: Provo. U.. 4: St. Anthony, Ida., 0-0; Rex- 
burg 7; Moutpeller 8: Green' Elver. - Wyo., 9. 

Sousa and His Bunil: LansineJ Mien.. .20:' Sagi- 
naw 30; Bay City mat. Dee. 1; flint 1; 
Toledo, O., 2; Cleveland 3. 

r March 13. indef. 
ni' Lady (Road Co.), Klaw A Brlanger, mgrs. 
Pittsburg, I'a.. 20-Dec. 2; Washington. D. C 

the Circus (Eastern). A. s; Stem & 
Co., mgrs.: Clinton, la., 29; Cedar _Raplds 


Barlow and Wilson's. Lawrence Barlow, mgr.: 
Asbury Park. N. J., 29; Chester. Pa., 30; 

... , Newark, Dela., Dec. 1. 

Thief. The (Eastern), Geo. A. Sullivan, mgr.: ^"fn"?. J. A.: Annlaton. Ala.. 29; Gadsden 
Lanrlnburg. N. C, 29; Wilmington 30: Mun- _ 30: Birmingham Dec. 1. 
roe Dee. I: Charlotte 2: Chester. S. C. 4; Lan- Dockstader's Lew. 0. P. Hodge, mgr.: Erie. 

nk Lady Klaw & Brlanger, mgr.: N. Y, Three Romeps. Fellner & Dreyfus, mgra.: N. Y. 
- ... - I C„ Nov. 13. Indef. 


Theatre Owners & Buyer* 

3!) W. Adam„ St.. Chicago. 111., buy and tell 
theatres and equipments. Lake known yoor 

easier S; Bock Hill 6; Union 7; Spartanburg 

no mere.; tuuiuui *«•» ■ —> 

m" Marelialltown Dec. 1; Waterloo 2s Dea I Thief. The (Western), H. <J. Emery, 
Uo'ines 3-4; Keokuk 6; Qulncy. UL. 6; St. I Waxahaohlc. Tex.. 29.: Waco 30. 

Moines _ 

Joseph, Mo., 7-9. 

lly of the Circus (Western), A. 8. 8tem * 
Co mgrs.: Woodland, Cal., 29; Stockton 30 
iacrameuto Dec. 1: SlaryarUle 2; Orovllle 3 
"bico 4; Red Bluff 5: Medford, Ore.. 6; Eu 
eene 7: Albany 8' Salem 9. 
lr of Country Kids (C. Jay Smltb'i), Bay 

Pa.. 29. 

Evans'. George. Honeyboy: Streator. 111., 29; 
Bloomlngtoa 30: Alton Dec. 1: Springfield 
2-3: Qunlcy 4; Hannibal. Mo.. 5: Ft. Madison, 
la.. 0; Peoria. 111.. 7: Burlington. Ia., 8,' 
Dubuque 9, 

Tempest A Sunshine. Glenn L. Crawford, mgr.:, .,„„„„ 
Nelson. Neb., 29; Republic. Kan.. 30: Scanrtla »,",U?° , V', e ?' . ~„ w „ „, _ „ : 
Dec. 1; Cnba 2; Jamestown 4; Glen Elder «; ,„ A on iji CharlMt °°- n1 -; *>!_ T,-rr ?„ n "" t< '. 
Longford 8; G.asco 7; Delpho. 8 : St. George | 0^"^^ gvansvll.e 2-3- 

Fox's - Boy E., Lone Star: nearne, Tex., 27-29; 
Tborndale 30-Dec. 2; Bockdale 4-6; Rosebud 

Town Marshal (0. B. Wee's). Louis Lytton, 

Tilly Olson. Carl M. Dal ton. mgr.: Sand Point. I 
Ida.. 29; Newport, Wash.. 30; Spokane Dec 1. 

Opera House, Fayette City, la. 

Opens under new management; one. two ami 
three night stands; good show town fur good 
shows; drawing population. 4.000; seating ca- 
pacity. 400. J. DOLL AND TOOMAS STZW- 
ART. Managers. 

1; Dallas 2. 

maader Walk, Llebler A Co., mgrs.: 
ton, Mass., 30-Dec. 2. 
per, Tbe, Tbe Shuberta. mgrs.: Montreal, 

Can., 27-Dec. 2. 

sker Girl. Henry B. Harris, mgr.: N. Y. C. 
Oct. 23. Indef. 

bertson, Forbes, In tbe Passing of the Third 
floor Back, Percy Burton, mgr.: Denver, Colo., 
!T-Dec 2; Pueblo 6: Cheyenne, Wyo.. 7; Col- 
irado Springs. Col.. 8: Salt Lake. C. 9. 
ck of Ages (Rowland ft Clifford's), Wm. Lem- 
e, mgr.: Toronto, Can., 27-Dec. 2; Wash 
agton, D. C., 4-9. 

il Rose. John C. Fisher, mgr.: Salt Lake. D. 

10-Dee. 2. 

;al Slave (Clarence Bennett'*), Geo. H. 
!nbb, mgr.: Bloomlngton, Neb., 29; Arapa 

ioe SO. 

and Dp, E. J. Cohen, mgr.: Pblla., Pa.. 13 

)ec. 2. 

is. Blanche, In the Wall Street Girl, Fred- 1 Traveling Salesman, Henry B. Harris, mgr. 

Vernon. 111.. 28-30; Raymond Dec. l"4;"Mor 
rlsonvnie S; Taylorrllle 6; Stonlngton 7; Blue 
Monnd 8; Argenta 9. 

inter. 'Benlah. Stair ft Havlln. mgrs.: Pe- 
oria, 111., 28-29; Springfield 30: Belleville Dec. 
1; Cairo 2; Memphis, Tenn., S-0. 

H in Full. Wagenbals ft Kemper, mgrs.: i s«. uec. x; t-iainueia z; rnua.. ra., 4-a. | mars • Be'dlanda^CaT' 25-"RuirsT5T an"" 
S.lTeston,_Tex.. 29; Austin 30; Waco Dec. | Tbree_ Tw_ins, oi Stair & Havlta. mgrs.:_ Kansas | wSner's JurenHe SSnstiels: " " " 

Omaha, Neb., 3-6; Dea | 
A. Wade, mgr.: 

26-Dec. 2. 

Durham, N. C, 

City. Mo.. 26-Dec. 2: 
Moines. Ia., 7-9. 
Three Twins (Western) F. 

Seattle. Wash., '26-Dec. 2. 
Teas of the Storm Country. Schiller Am. CO., 

mgrs.: Birmingham, Ala., 27-Dec. 2. 
TO 27J}2!* 2- U a e n r cinn C a1? e 89 mg *''' C,eTeUna ' °- I B«c|™ an Comedy Co.. ito. 2. George Backman. 


mgr.: New Philadelphia. O.. Indef. 

Third Degree (Southern), United Play Co., Inc., Barnnm, hypnotist. B. G. Barnum. mgr : Butte 

" *— «* »- k «" »- 1 Mont.. 27^29: Anaconda 30; HdeS ^ec~Ms 

Great Falls 4-7. 

mgrs.: Newport, Ark., 29; Jone.iboro 30; He- 
lena Dec. 1; Clarksdale, Mum.. 2; c 'Yasoo City 

4: Lexington S; Jackson 6; Gibson 7; Brook- 1 Barnum. Prof. J. H. 
haven 8: Kentwood, La., 9. ~ 

magician and Tentrllo- 
qnist: Trlnway, O.. 27-30. 

Tliir* Degree- (WeBtertr);-OnIted: Play Co".," Inc., I Bonlta. educated' hone, Stuart Magulre. owner; 

tntysw • % tmmm is — 1 11 j. % nn. rv *a> ma. I ft >a_A.I_ vil tt*m n n 

mgw.: Marysrllle. Cal.. 29; San Jose SO; 

Areola. 111.. 27-Dec. 2. 


Vaudeville, Motion Picture. Spot cash If resr- 
sonable and O, K . Liberal fee for lnformatloaw 
Good opening: central slates only. E. F. PAL* 
MER. Gen. DeL. Danv UIe. IB. 

MAKTZ THEATRE, Tipton, Ind,, ground HOOT, 
14 dressing rooms, stage 3Sx60. seating Capacity^ 
1.000. good town and surrounding commnnitjv 
new management. Desire to . book blgb-elaaa 
Repertoire and Road Shows. MARTZ THEATBB 
COMPANY. C. W. Mount. Secretary. 


Only one In town of 6.000. new and fully equip- 
ped, playing one-nlgbt stands and pictures; good 
reasons for selling. It will pay you to Investi- 
gate tbis. Write WAVEBLEY. 68 Canal 9L, 
Grand Baplds, Mlcb. 

Opera House, under new management. Wrlbs 
us for dates. MACK ft HAMILTON. L< 
and Managers. L. Box 32. Clyde. N. Y. 

Traveling Salesman (Eastern). A. S. Stern ft G "Ji""?- Prince, hypnotist: Mount City, UL. 
Co.. mgrs.: Alpena. Mlcb., 29; Bay City 30- I „.? 7 " 20: Galro 30-Dec. 2. 

Pnntlae Dee. 1; Flint 2: Saginaw S* Mt I Gllplns, Tbe. Hypnotic Comedy Co.. J. H. Gilpin 

Pleasant 4: Alma 5: Owosso 6; Fentbn 
Charlotte 8: St. Johns 9, 

Tic McKay, mgr. : Chicago. 111., 12-Dec. 9. 
ury. The (Rowland ft Clifford's No. 1), Ed 
7. Rowland. Jr.. mgr.: Rochester. N. Y.. 27- 
>ec. 2: Pblla.. Pa., 4-9. 

nry, The (Rowland ft Clifford's No. 2). 
lerle E. Smith, mgr.: Columbns. O.. 27-Dec. 
: Kenton 4; Mansfield 5; Masslllon 6; Akron 

»ry. The (Rowland ft Clifford's Coast), Ed. 
leConrsey, mgr.: Ft. Collins. CoL, 29: Chey. 
one, Wyo.. 30; Greeley, Col.. Dec 1; Boulder 
; Denver 3-9. . 
«ry, The (Rowland ft Cllfford'a Southern' 
rank Horst, mgr.: Waycross. Ga.. 29; Jack 
ravllle, Fla., SO; Lake City Dec. 1; Gaines- 
llle 2. . 

k"a rBS , <How, » nd * Clifford's Western) 

jASS^^1^£^iff^\^^^ «»"». St. Paul. Minn.. 
JJ- ei WUU.rn.port 7; MUton 8; HoutI- | TrenHn£" Mme. Emma. In Naughty Marietta. 
Oscar Hammersteln. mgr.: Cincinnati. O.. 27- 
Dec. 2. 

Fresno Dec. 1: Bakerafleld 2; Los Angeles 3- Bruno and His Co.. L. C. Bailey, bus. mgr.: 

Pine City. Minn.. 29-30; Hinckley Dec. 1; 
Sandstone 2. 
Daniel. B. A., magician, D. A. Breen. mgr.; 
McNeil. Ark.. 29: Ruckner 30: Stamps Dec. 1: 
Waldo 2: Lewlsvllle 4. 
DeCIeo. OrteU and Co., Harry DeCIeo, mgr.: 
Kallda. o.. 29: Continental 30; Desbler Dec. 
1: Hamler 2: North Baltimore 4. 
Edwards' Animal Show: Spokane. Wash.. Indef. 


Third Degree (City), United Play Co., Inc., 
men.: Grand Baplds, Mlcb., 20-20: Toledo, 
O.. 30-Doc. 2: Hamilton S; Dayton 4-6; Wheel- 
ing. W. Va.. 7-9. 

Toledo. O., 27-29: Grand Baplds, Mlcb.,. 30 
Dec. 2: South Bend. Ind., 4-0; Dowagtac, 
Mich. 7:_ Goshen. Ind.. 8; Valparaiso 9. 

Traveling Salesman (Western). A. 8. Stem ,e ?,H In » K a „ Barrett'a Comedy Co.: Dancers, 
ft Co.. mgrs.: Silver City. N. Mex.. 29: El " !nn "** 
Paso. Tex.. 30-Dec 1: Albnquerque. N. Mex. 
2: Santa Fe 4: Las Vegas 5: Trinidad. Col. 
0: Bocky Ford 7; Canon City 8: 8allda 9. 
Three Twins. PhlllD H. Nevln. mgr.: Haxleton 

mgr.: Yankton. S. D.. 27-29; Planklnton'SO- 
Dec. 2. 

Minn.. 27-Dec. 2. 
Lorenx Bros..- mesmerists. Bert Humphrey. 

mgr.: Crawfordsvllle. Ind.. 4-9. 
Litchfield's. Nell. Lyceumites: Knrpby. N. C, 
2; Shi-lbyvUIe. Tenn.. 4; Nashville 5: New- 
born 6: Searcy. Ark.. 7: Starkvllle. Miss.. 8. 


Pa.. 29: Seranton 30; PIttston Dec. 1: Wilkes- SL 86 "^* Ar l" r : st,,rkT, "e. « 

Barre 2: Honesdale 4; Carbondale 5; Dovlr. ' Ln S" Sn £ w i °£? n V - J^ 0 **- B ^ r -' i 

N. J 8- Mlddletown K v 7 - o ! Grove. Neb.. 27-Dec. 2. 

PonghkMOrte ». ' * ^ 85 L "cky Tuli'a Dog and Pony Show: Q 

?.%.* ; E5 e , (How,,ln i*, Clifford's). Gaskell * 
lacTItty. lessees: Well.. Minn.. 29: Manbato 

h'i'?* v R .m ' Q,t i' O""**! 1 * MacVltty. 
M o„ VermllI te n ' S - J*- a : Mitchell 30. 

I . H n■de^ ^ "<*■■■ 

»on. May: St. Thomas, Ont. Can.. 1. 
»cca of Sunnybrook Farm. Frederic Tbomp- 
^mgr.: Detroit. Mich.. 27-Dec. 27 ^ 
wes 1 of Sunnybrook Farm (Southern) Fred- 

• x.^rT,™ g ru aanu - w 

Tempest and Sunshine (Eastern), Harry A. 

. Quitman, 

Tex.. 29; Macks 30; Myrtle Springs Dec. 1; 
Providence 2: Canton 3: Ben Wheeler 4; 
Ertom 5: Chandler 6: New York 8. 
Mack's Hypnotic Comedy Co.. J. E. Mack, 
mgr.: Svdalla, Mo., 26-Dec. 2; Marshall 4-9. 
Mascot, educated borse. II. S. Magulre, mgr.: 

Jackson. Tenn.. 29-Dec. 2. 

i^M^ ;r 'T>, m|tI Y. S"IF°; J ' 30 i Bl1 ?-. I Mar"sbliirshow7"'Edw. C. Marshall, mgr.: Cam 

bridge Dec 1: Oneonta 2: Cooperstown 4; bridge O •>7-' > 3- New Phn»Xlnhl. an^ne^ 2- 

Worcester 5; Schoharie 7: Coxsaekle 8: Canfl DivVr P"J»<l«PhIa 30-Dec. 2, 

Kowmiale 9- Mysterlnns Smith Co.. Albert P. Smith, mgr. 

une.e Tom s Cabin. Wm. Kibble, mgr.: Ot- j Fairmont Minn 80 * 

^ n ia^'rSiJf'5h!S lU 9 n ^ >; J >r i> K° ln ! s Mysterious 'willar'd. the Man of Mystery. Dick 
Dee. 1-2; Connell Bluffs 3: York. Neb.. 4: 1 Fennv jmrr • Ashland Wis < »7.'f»- Bpr«a. 

^"T SiS*,? 6: BeaWce T: ««»*ttaD, mrr° y MIcbr3()-De^ '2? RhSelandCT.'wis.^T 
Kjn.^ 8: Toneka 9. | Crystal Falls. Mich.. 6-8: Norway 9. 

Newmann the Great, hypnotist: Lewlstown, 


Repertoire and Road Shows. Town of 6,00V- 
New House, jnst built: fair sized stage; ] " 
of scenery. Write OBPHEUM THEATRE. 
H aven. Mich. 

THE JCABIOir, only theatre h) Dalton, Gau; 
population 8.000; seat. 860. has opes time far 
shows with less than ten performers. Vaude- 
vllle artists wanted at all times. A good 1 " 
ping point between Chattanooga and AUsnl 

WHEN PLAYING FT. WAYNE, stop at that 
new HOTEL CENTLIVRE. Ft. Wayne. Ind. Ab- 
solutely fireproof. Special low rates to the pro- 
fession. Populsr-prlced restaurant. E. B. 
CARR. Prop., formerly Manager of tbe Victoria 
ft Wellington, Chicago. 

the month of December. Would like to have- 
Mimical Comedy. Minstrel, Stock Company or 
Vaudeville. This Is a good show town and bar* 
bad good bouses this season. Address HALL 
BROTHERS. Fremont, Indiana. 

WANTED — Shews for Fraternal Hall. Oxford. 
Md. Seating capacity. 330 people. Good aba* 
town for one night stands. 0. H. BIDQEWAY. 
Manager. ■ 

FOR. OPEN TIME address Manaurar Orphan 
Theatre. Bamboo. Wis. Live Sawn: B* OVasB 

house far ten yean: population 7.008: borate 
seats 40Q-. stage holds six to tea people. 

ITnele Tom's Cabin (Stettson's), Leon Washburn, 

wf^LSS* iu^VtoVt?- WO0d9 ' I ^^ F '^'^%.^^'^:: — ' MODt - : ^ ^ - Gre>t -> ,te 3 * 
$P*#* Pe PP<^ HeSry B. Har- 
?• ^ 31. lnderjr 

erTbreads, wm. Proctor, mgr. : WUUams- 


w Sanderson, stair ft Havlln. mgrs.- fit, 
S«- n M 0-. 28-Dec. 2; LonlsvUleT ^3-0. 
»L Ka' * HaTlln - "^"indian- 

. irVi""- F" Dec - 2 : Chicago, ni., 3-9. 
tir^"^: Bopertolre. A. H. Woods 
n.:*l N " r " ^-Dec- 2; Toronto. 

n J ?" D t5r S: M'nneapolU S-B. 

»F™» «, — ii - -j.— z~-„ m "-J „ B, U t i- B ™ 0 - Great, and Co.: JUtoona, Kan., 27-Dec. 
Mont..-80: Anaconda Dec. 1: Great Falls 2-3: 2; Frontenac 4-9. 

Helena 4: Missoula 5: Hamilton «: Wallace, Reno. Madame. Empress of Magic: Inman. Neb.. 
t I<u -\,m; s X* am V . Wa . sh -^ 8 ;'. 0 - _. S0: Rnc » Dec. 1; Benedict 2: Hordvllle 4: 

Van. Billy B.. Stair ft Havlln, mgrs.: CIn- Phillips 5; Crab Orchard 6; Strang 7: Mason 

e'nnstl. O., 26-Dec. 2: "Cleveland 4-9. I City 9. 

Ware. Helen. In The Price. "Henry B. Harris, I Bonelere, The Marvelous. C. C. Knapp. mgr., 
„ m 5 r V. Y - Cj. Nov. 1, Indef. / Portsmouth, O.. 29: Nelsonvllle 30: Athens 

Wsrfleld. David. In The Ketnrn of Peter Grimm. I .Dec. 1: Clrclevllle 2; Chllllcothe 4-5: Green- 

David Belaseo, mgr.: N. Y. C. Oct. 17. by 
def. .. . 

W'e- fTnntTs. tew Fields, mgr. N. Y. C, 

Not. 2. Indef. 
Wise. Tbos. A., and John Barrymore, In Uncle 
Sam. Cbag Dillingham, mgr.: N. Y. 0.. Oct 

n p ~" " *• uiiuuennoiui 3-9. 1 " TO » indef, 

'° tn » Case of Becky. David I Woman. Tbe. David Belaseo, mgr.: N. Y. C, 
Kfa& % r " Bt - ^n'"- Mo.. 27-Dec. Z , I Sent, 19. Indef. 

»a>. r! Cn "- E. Barton, mgr.: Akron. O I When Knlghtbood Waa IS Flower. Wm. K I- 29: Senola. Ga.. SO. 
P Lima 30. I Snnrks. mgr.: LaGrande. Ore.. 29; Bakei " 

vllle 6; Wilmington 7; Washington C. H. 8-9. 
Russell Bros. Shows. Jack Anslet. mgr.: Alex- 

andrla. La., 27-Dec. 2; Bnnkle 4-0; Eunice 7-9. 

Thompson's, . Frank H.. moving pictures: MU- 
ton. Wis.. 27-30; Afton Dec 1-4; Brooklyn 

Todd's Wm.. Vanflevllle Snow, under canvas: 

Tennllle, Ga., 27-Dec. 2. 
.Walden. Dana. S. Worden, mgr.: Glrard. Ala., 

° 1° Loii-|,, C -.5 ockwen,|! )- Carthage. N 
ills 2- n^i ? 0; Adama Dec. 1; Little 
■mllto n I> 7 n,EeT " Ie * : Fort Plaln °! CUntoi 6: 
tfcSht&J*- P*l»n>»ter. v m«r.: Mem- 

• ~ or - K<! - ,n B "«T I«y. Frank Whltbeek 
sh.. 29: North Taklm- 
Olympla 2; Seattle 8 

>»* M«k mT 6 <S»» k 'W *: MacVltty's* 
■action 1 Pit- "SF-vOay Center. Kan., 20 
WanTego A m.= h ? m ' K,r '* »: Ottawa 

K^f " New.?5 » : AbUeno 8: 8 «» n ' 

Mittonthal Bros 

• Ellensburg Dec. 1, oiy 

Bros., mgr..: Omaha. 

, Dec"'i*" , . , r " 80: SIoox FaUs. 8 

»r &\t I , -w..S!™\ M, JP'V 8 : 8t - Paul 8 0 
n"le,»T SESl' S erb J! * r-nwcher. 
"te De 01 : ilr,?'" ty- 0r ««« *"alls 30 
,. "'<•• I: Billings 2; Winnipeg. Can. 

JoSettier 'm^T'V^"^. Askln'a). Chas 
Innell m , s:r -L D<> « Moines. Ia.. 29 SO 
Canton I' rt.,iP" Te 2 Dor Jt 2: MoUbs. 111. 
*warliu. ti? ^.S 5 H »nnlbal. Mo.. 6 
r. '"<■• "I.. 7; Decatur 8: Danville 9 

Salt Lake 7; | 
mgrs.: Chl- 

Wllsna. Al. H., Sidney R. Ellis, mgr.: New 
Orleans. La.. 26-Dec. 2; Mobile, Ala., 4; 
Birmingham 5; Atlanta, Ga., 6; Chattanooga, 
Tenn.. 7: Knoxvllle 8: Bristol 9. 
Way Down East, Wm. A. Brady, mgr.: Chi- 
cago. 111., 20-Dec. 2. 
Woodruff. Henry. In the Prince of Tonight 
(Mort H. Singer's). Henry Pierson. mgr.: 
Knkomo. Ind., 29: M.rion SO: Mnncle Dec. 1; 
Richmond 2;- Dayton. O.. 4; Springfield 8; 
Hamilton 6: Louisville, Ky., 7-9. 
Walker. Charlotte. In the Trail of the Lone- 
some Pine. Klaw ft Brlanger. mgr..: Phil a.. 
Pa.. 6-Dec. 2. 
With Edged Tool.: Decatur, 111., SO. 
Winning Widow: Nashville. Tenn.. 27-Dec. 2. 
WPsnn. Frauds. In tbe Bachelor's Baby. Chas. 
Frohmsn. mgr.: Reading. Pa.. 20: Atlantic 
City. N. J„ 30-Dec. 2; Jersey City 4-9. 
White Slave: Chicago. ■ 111.. 13- Dec. 2. 
Wife Decides. Donald Wallace, mgr.: N. Y. C, 

Not. 12. Indef. 
W.ener. H. B.. Llebler & Co., mgr..: Seattle. 

Wash.. 26-Dec. 2. 
Whiteside. Walker. In the Magic Melodv Paul 
H. Llebler. mgr.: Ft Wayne. Ind.. 29: To- 
ledo O., 30: Lima Dec. 1: Dayton 2; Oulum- 
hns 4-6: Pique 7: Springfield 8. 
White Squaw, J. E. Sullivan, mgr.: Saginaw, 
Mich.. 29; Flint 30; Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 

Yankee Doodle Boy. Geo. L. Dick, mgr.: Ne- 
llgh. Neb.. 29: Elgin SO: Albion Dec I: Genoa 
2: Spalding 4: Primrose S: Cedar Baplda 6 
Belgrade 7. 

Baker Zee Bell. Frank and Co.. Tom Morris, mgr.: 
Namna 2: Flint. Mlcb.. 29; Saginaw 30; Charlotte Dec. 
1: Elkhart. Ind., 2. 



Climbs up or down string, 
moving arms and legs, rep- 
resents life In Its move- 
ments. Simple and durable: 
sells quick and attract, ev- 
eryone's attention. Each. 
25c.: doz.. C1.90; gross. 
$22.00. We carry a large 
line of Streetmen'a Toys, 
Horns and goods for tbe 
holiday trade. Everything 
that sells well and brings 
In the coin. Catalogue free. 



Spins In sny position, 
walk. . wire, .plus upon 
your finger, on Its side. In 
the box, sny old way. 
Each, In box with stand 
and string, perfect adjust- 
ment. Sample. 25c: doc, 
$1.25: gross, (14.66. 

Ninth and Luoas, 


For tbe finest week stand Tent Theatre Company 
in the South. Pullman accommodation and sure 
money. Specialties and small parts. Writs «r 
wire lowest and when you can Join. State ags. 
etc. Address - _ 

WILLIAM TODD. - - Tannine, flaw 

WANTED — Musical and comedy and one nlgbtera, 
coming South. Independent house. Good Shear 
town, with four towns and short jumps to follow. 
Send me your open dates. A. P. BRAMB. WB- 
mot, Ark. 

Tbe Greatest 

For Parks. Fair, and Amusement Resorts, 
is oar Laughing Mirror Show. Large returns 
on a small Investment. Hardly any run- 
ning expenses. Easily managed. Any saa 
can be successful. Our Improved mirrors 
are made of highly polished nickel composi- 
tion metal. They can not rust and win net 
easily tarnish. Same appearance as the 
plate glass mirrors, and answer same pur- 
pose, at far leaa cost. Light In weight aaA 
non-breakable. The only really porta sat 
Laughing Minora ever mads. Write us to- 
day for mil particulars. J. M. NAUGHTOH 

VTayar Building. Pearls. 10. 


Tar Circuses, all ktaas of Teat 
aad Outdoor Shews, Gaassaahsa 
and Street Ilea. 

he mo-rain ran- 


for Traveling 
Write tor new eaUlegoe. 
WINDHORST ft 00., 
104-8 N. Twelfth 

St. - 

— W A. N T E D — 

Second-hand Mirrors for Mass. WBLLANB 
AMUSEMENT CO.. 780 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo. 

N. Y. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 2, 1911, 



A. K. Bases Wild Wert: Modale. Ia. 

i'i Animal Shaw: Fair Ground*. Lewis ton. 

Bntow, B. P., Bos ud Four Show: Bouts mi- 
ford, Ind. 

Bsranm ft Bailer: Bridgeport, Cobs. (Western 
OSBces, 221 Institute Place), Chicago, in. 

WiiIh in Bros.' Overland Show: Carmen, Okla. 

Basurhton's, BllUe, Show: Ambla. Ind. 

Mble Bni-Pawne* Bin Combined Showa: Tren- 
ton. N. J. (New York Offices, 818 Putnam 
Bids., Times Square.) - 

Parnell, G. W.. Show: Camel, N. C. 

Pommler's, I. A., Show: Richmond, Ho. 

Prairie LiUle'a & Nebraska BUl'a WUd Weat: 

Hillside Park. Newark. N. J. 
Biggs' WUd West: Fayetteville. Ark. 
Singling Bros.': Baraboo. Wis. (Chicago Offices. 

221 Institute Place.) 
BIppel Bros.' Straw: box 89, Frankfort, Ina. 
Bobbins', Frank A. : Jersey City, N. J. 
Bobinsoh's. John, 10 Big Shows: Terrace Park. O. 

(Cincinnati Office. Second National Bank Bids.) 
Bobson Bros.' Show: fair Grounds, Beading. Pa. 
SauteUe's, Big., Show: Homer, N. Y. 
Selbel Broa.' Show: Watertown. Wis. 
Sells-Floto: 238 Symes Bldg.. Denver. Colo. 
Shannon Broa.' Show: Ludlngton, Mich. 

Any additions to The Billboard's list of shows in winter 
quarters may be recorded on the blank below : 

Winter Quarters 



Chicago — International Live Stock Exposition. 
Dec. 2-9. B. H. Heide. secy. 

Chicago— United States Land * Irrigation Ex- 
position. Not. 18-Dec. 9. Bobt. P. Cress, 
secy., 407 CommerchJ Bank Bldg. 

Boston — Third Annual Exhibition Textile Ma- 
chinery, Textile Products, Cement and Con- 
crete Products. April 22-27. C. I. Camp- 
bell, secy. 


Kansas City — Cement Products Exposition. Mar. 

St. Joseph— National Horticultural Exposition. 

Not. 23-Dec. 2. W. P. Hoehn, secy. 
Buffalo— Inventors' International Exposition. 

Dec. 4-9. Ben B. Pannett, 618 Mutual Life 



Houston— Texas Land Exposition. Jan. 15-28. 
1912. Max Rosen, gen. mgr. 

California Frank's Wild West: Augusta, Ga. 
(General Offices, 1432 Broadway, New York 

Campbell Bros.': Falrbury. Neb. 

Canada Frank's Show, P. M. .Myers, mgr.: 

Muscatine. Ia. 
Carlisle's Wild West: 27 Lawrence et. New York 


Circle C Ranch Shows, Lee Clark, prep.: Alex- 
andria. La. 

(Bark. M. L-, dc Bon's Showa: Alexandria, La. 

Cale ac Bice Shows: Geneva, O. 

Coulter, W. H.. Shews: Lancaster, Ms. 

De Vanx's Dog & Pony Show: 842 South Grand 

are.. Los Angeles, Cal. 
Downle & Wheeler Showa: Valdosta. Ga. 
ssschinan, J. H., Showa: Linden Hills, Mlans- 

apolla. Ulna, 
■anil's. Joe, Animal Show: Bichmond, Ye. 
Psrepaugh-Sells Bros.': Baraboo. Wis. (Chicago 

Offices, 221 Institute Place.) 
■reed's, H. W.. Show: 606 Grant at. Nil as. Mica. 
Gentry Bros.': Blooralngton. Did. 
Senmar Bros.': Baraboo, Wis. 
Great Miller Show: Swanwlck, OL 
Great Whlteley Shows: Bethany, Mo. 
■Sag, Mighty, Shows: Box 107, ghreveport, La. 
Hagenbeck-Wallace: Pern. Ind. 
Hall. Jr.. George W-, Animal Snow: Box 22. 

BransTille, Wis. 
Heber Bros.' Show: 812 B. 17th are., Columbus, 


Memnan ac Beno Shows: St. Marys, Kan. 
Home's Wild Animal Showa: 12th and Baltimore 

are., Kansas City, Me. 
Howe's London Snows: Hutchinson, Kan. 
Janes Bros.' Show, J. Augustus Jones, mg 

Warren, Pa. 
Kit Carson Buffalo Bench Wild West: Harris. 

barg, m. 
LaMont Bros.' Shew: Salem, IB. 
Iauame Bios.* Showa: Absecon, N. J. 
Lena. Great, Shew: Mansfield, O. 
LeYaat's Tent Show: Thompsonville, Mich. 
Lseky Bill Show: Queneoo, Kaa. 
Miller Broa.' as Arlington's 101 Banco. WUd West: 

Venice, Cal. (Eastern Offices, 1432 Broadway. 

New York Clty.i 
Morrow Bros.' Dog * Pony Show: Route 8, Box 

88. Weat Wichita, Kan. 
MalTBy'a Tent Shows: Aurora, in. 
Nelson's. Blllle, Show: North Cambridge, Mass. 
Parker ac Son's Texsa Combination Shows: Blr- 

Sllver Family Show: Crystal, Mich. 

Bkerbeck's One Blng Circus: Dorchester, Wis. 

Smith's, B. G., Colossal Shows: Atwater, O. 

Sparks'. John H., Shows: Salisbury. N. C. 

Starrett's, Howard S., Show: 87 Clermont are., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Sun Bros.': Central City Park, Macon, Ga. (Wes- 
tern Offices, 338 Summit St.. Toledo, O.) 

Swift's, Jack. Airdome Shows: Goldengate. Hi. 

Tompkins' Wild West: New Hope, Pa. 

TJden's, Col., Dog & Pony Show: Flanagan, HI. 

Welsh Bros.' 8how: 703 N. 8th St., Philadelphia 

Wonderland Tent Show, J. W. Boehm, mgr.: 

EUenboro. W. Va- 
Woody'e Combined Shows: Alton, Okla. 
Yankee American Show: 1613 South 14th St., 

Sbeboygsn, Wis. 
Yankee Robinson: Granger, la. (General Offices, 

Des Moines, la.) 
Young Buffalo Wild West: Peoria, 111. (Offices, 

69 W. Madison St.. Chicago. 111.) 


Barnes, J. J.. Amusement Co.: Henry. 111. 
Biester's Combined Shows: WiUlamsport, Pa. 
Feraii's, Col. Francis, Shows: Chester, Pa. 
Four Brother Shows: Augusta, Ga. 
Gowdy Showa: Meridian. Miss. 
Greater United Shows: Fair Grounds, Kankakee, 


Hatch, .J. Frank, Shows: Fair Grounds, De- 
troit, Mich. 

Jones Shows, A. H. Jones, mgr.: Danville, Ky. 
Kline. Herbert A., Shows: Flint, Mich. 
Landes Bros.* Shows: Abilene. Kan. 
HcKenney-Asher Racing Combination: Haddam, 

Parker Shows No. 1, Con T. Kennedy, mgr. 

Fair Grounds, Lewiston, Ida. 
Parker Snows No. 2, .Ned S tough too, mgr. 

Leavenworth, Kan. 
Patterson Shows: Fair Grounds, Paola, Kan. 
St. Louis Amusement Co., : Box 987, Atlanta, 



Busby's, J. M.. Minstrel Show: Pans, 111. 
Ripley's. Geo. W.. Old Time Minstrels: Homer, 
N. Y., 

Wren Bros.' Texas Stock Co.: Leipsie, O. 


tsuarvrorta — Merchants' Assn. Third Annual Food 
Fair. Feb. 19-24. 1B12. Boy a Balnea, secy. 


BS~ Joseph — Retail Grocers, Butchers A Bakers' 
Asm. Nov. 8-18. T. G. Marshall, secy.. 
Room Its. Carbry Bldg. 


Bronx — Bronx Food Sbow ac Industrial Bxposl- 
tton. under the auspices of Manhattan * 
Bronx Retail Grocers' Assn. Nov. 13-29. Wnf. 
UeMeafels. Chairman. 1664 3d are.. New 
York City. 


SByrla — Ohio Retail Grocers A Butchers' Assn. 
Dec 5-6. W. H. Cook, secy., Springueld. O. 

Toledo (Memorial Ball) — Toledo Retail Grocers 
A Butchers' Assn. Feb. 12-24. A. Welnaady,* 
secy., 408 Chamber of Commerce, Toledo, O. 


Portland — Grocers' and Mfgrs.' Mammoth Food 
and Industrial Exposition. Dec. 2-16. Write 
Anthony A. Tremp, 414 Commercial Club Bldg. 


Norfolk — Retail Grocers' Assn. Noy. 20- Dee. 2. 
J. B. Brocket!, secy. 

Milwaukee — Milwaukee Retail Grocers' 

(Auditorium). April 21-28, 1812. M. Stattery, 
secy., 328 B. Water St. 


of Society under whose suspices Pure 
sf Town tad Btate when Puis rood 

Show is to he 
la held 

of Secretary. 


Boston— Nations! Horse Show. April, 1912. 
Chester I. Campbell, secy., 3 Park Square. 



Jacksonville — Celebration. December 4-10. Col. 

Thomas J. L. Brown, mgr., Seminole Hotel, 

Jacksonville, Fla. 
Key West — Grand Celebration. Dee. 80- J an. 12. 

Col. Thos. J. L. Brown, dir. gen.. Key West. 


Key West — Great Over-Sea Railroad Celebration. 
Jan. 20-Feb. 3. Marcy B. Darnell, secy, 
ramps — Great Prosperity Celebration. Feb. 8 
28. Col Tboa. J. L. B rown, pres. 


Klngsrllle — Trades Day Celebration. Dec. 7-9 
Address Trades Day Committee. Kingsvlll* 

Miscellaneous Events 

Denver — National Western Stock Show Assn. 
Jan. 15-20. Fred P. Johnson, secy. 


Boston — Ninth Natl. Motor Boat A Engine 
Snow.. Jan. 27-Feb. 3. C. I. Campbell, secy. 

Boston — T»nth Annual Boston Automobile Sbow. 
March 2-9. C. I. Campbell, secy. 

Boston — Boston Commercial Motor Vehicle Show. 
March 13-20. C. I. Campbell, secy. 

Boston — National Motor Boat Sbow. Jan. 27- 
Feb. 4. Chester I. Campbell, secy., B Psrk 


Detroit— Automobile Sbow. Jan. 22-27. Bobt. 
Davis, secy.. SOT Woodward ave. 

St Louis (Coliseum) — Miss. Valley Motor Boat 

Show. Under the auspices of the Miss. Vslley 

Power Boat Assn. Week Dec. 11. F. W. 

Payne, mgr.. care Coliseum. St. Louis. 
St. Louis (Coliseum)— Third Annual Natl. 

Household Show. March 18-30. F. W. Payne. 

mgr., care Coliseum, St Louis. 
St. Louis (Coliseum-) — Beg Sbow. Under tbe 

auspices of the Miss. Vslley Kennel Club. 

April 10-18. H. B. Hawes, pres., Sd Natl. 

Bank Bldg., St. Louis. 


Pittsburg — (Dnquesne Gardens) Pa. Fruit. Stock 
& Dairy Show. Jan. 15-20. E. S. Bayard, 
secy., 110 Shady ave. 

ROUTE 1911 

For handsome picture, two feet long, showing all 
those taking part in the show, with their names 
and season route for 1911. Send 25c in stamps to 


Winter Quarters, • Venice, California 


Moving Picture Operator. Have new Edison Ma- 
chine, 12 reels film. Understand gas or elec 
triclty. Sober and reliable at all times. Can 
furnish reference. Will locate or travel. Loss 
by fire cause of this ad. Address 



A-l Motion Picture Operator. Five yeara* expert 
ence. Any machine. Sober and reliable. 

Address, HALUE BROWN, 


DBVILLB CO., A-l Agent. <■ Silent act. COM' 
HDIAN, Connellsville, Pa.. Dec. 1-2: Natrona, 
Pa.. Dec. 7. 8. 0. 

Headquarters for 


A Few of our Special 

No. 404A — Medium size Fonsti 
Pen, screw section, hard roto 
engraved barrel, fitted with 14J 
gold-plated Pen, dozen 
gross .. tffi 

No. 400 B— "The Jumbo," estia lu 
size, length 7% inches, can n 
letterer, "Marksman Non-leaki) 
Improved Pen. Price, $3.00." fa 
$1.35; gross 'nS 

Write for our Special Fountain h 
Circular, mailed free, and ui 
money. It shows the latest itil 
at tbe lowest prices. 


Importers and Mannfactnrti 
210-212 W. Madison St. Chid 

$1S TO $35 PER DAY 

This Is -si 
yon can make 
lstest model J 
tomat Macoli 
which makes 
picture In 
than 20 seem 
It Is the lati 
invention . f 
street pho 
sleeve! No 
net Ism! Pla 
and Blmple. 
makes squ 
and batten 
tnres Automi 
cally. No erpe 
ence is necessary. Price 925.00. 

Our No. 4 Wonderful Ferrotype Machine mil 
three sizes of pictures on 131x2t4. 2%x3K < 
48L. Button Plates. It is also reversible 
taking groups. Price, $20.00. 

Plates 1%X2%, 75c per 100: Mounts, 20c 
100; Developer. 15c per set. Write TODAY 
our free catalogue, describing our latest 

168V4 Delaneey St., Dept. 64, Hew York, S. 

A-1 Spotlight Singe 

at liberty. Write, win t 

Dp ear* Billboard 
• n. Cincienati, 0 

Film to Trad 

Will .trade high-grade film subjects for s» 
industrial, educational and any picture of ton 
countries or local cities. Write for our big 
change list. 

66 Esst Seventh Street, St, Paul, W\ 


This Is the time 
place orders 
Spring dellve 
Reduced pric 
during Norem 
and Decern! 
Send 4c fora 
locne. unri 

1888 Mills Ave.. Norwood. Cincinnati, OMo 

tRfftbuys two reels World's Champion 
tDU Fight Pictures. Pictures are , gespi 
not a reproduction. Film In good condition, 
are selling out, and this Is the last art or. 
tnres we have. Write now. Worth 
S. Troy St., Chicago, HI. 

PORCUPINES— Stand captivity and long . 
ments. Sound, heslthy. sttrsctive, np* 
inoffensive and Inexpensive. P"f<l a ^S,^i 
cards for Circuses. Zoos. Carnivals . WtadOT N 
rtays, etc. LINWOOD FLINT. North Wstem 

P 1 

FOB SALE— My new Powers No. 6 Mov tog . 
tore Machine, complete for $lW-«>- *X 
D. B. MABTBN, 833 Crescent Plsce. toi" 
Illinois. - 


Good Vaudeville Pi.»noS? y 

Address M. E. HANLEY. ^ 
Xajestio Theatre, CaatonJ 



For one. two and three, night burlesqw- 
Addreil "BELIABLE, ^ « 
Care Billboard: oincrna^J 


etc. fcWjtor quick rt*-<&^ s w* I 
lness. WHITE FRONT POOL »uw« -s 
physboro, W. 

MHblt Art „„j Msgt c Catalog. Jj B : ' 
INS6N. Mfg. Magician 1» «"« st ' M 

ttm ssss ' * 

ECEMBEa 2, 1911. 

The Billboard 

YOU CAN MAKE $50.00 Per Week 



M. Smltbson. New Mexico, writes: "Have been 
clearing $10.00 every day tbat I am out." 

Dorse; Powell, of 8outb Carolina, Bays: "Just received 
machine. Made $10.00 flrst day." 

Hundreds ot similar letters. Ton can do the same 
with tbe 


This Camera makes two sizes photos (2x3 and 3x4^), 
TIVES. New business. Field unlimited.- 500% PROFIT. 
No experience needed. No dark 
room required. Pictures made 
In broad, daylight and finished 
at toe rate of three per min- 
ute. Single solution developer. 
Big money at Fairs, Carnivals 
and all outdoor attractions. 
mni»te J26 00. Outfit Includes "Mandel" Post Card Camera No. 

eMnolrte Teqoipment: :al»o 100 large and 100 small Post Cards. 
5rtT& upon receipt $5.00 deposit, balance C. O. D. 


Uoat sttractlve Photo Button Machine In the world. Makes six 
„tt button pictures per minute, automatically. Weighs 4 pounds. 
Sole and easy to operate. Complete $25.00 Outfit Includes "Won- 
r Cannon" Machine, tripod, ammonia tester. 400 button plates, 
rllt frames and two packages rf"Wond^ developer. WRITE 
(Congress and Laiin Sts., Chicago, 111. 

Special Film Extraordinary 

[the salvSnngof A SOUL" 

3 Reels. Length 2650 Feet. 
Ft RENT — Tbe most sensational and greatest picture ever produced on a 
en. Fine line of Advertising Lithos and Heralds. Now booking advanced dates. 
' IT before your opposition and pack your house to the doors. Write TODAY 
lynopsia and terms. Obtainable only from 


tch Building, - ' - _ ' Pittsburgh, Pa. 

also furnish 3-reel subject, 3,000 feet of "Great Cowboy and Indian Picture," 
i three kinds of 1-sheet lithos, 6-sheet and 3-sheet. Also Gaumont's ' ' PASS I O N 
Vf," 2,800 feet, and latest (1910) Version^of "PASSION PLAY." Reason- 



AYTON MFG. CO., 138-140 N. Dearborn St., CHICAGO 


hampion Australian Rough 


uld like to hear from Circuses or Wild West Shows. WILL CON- 
)ER ANY PROPOSITION. Write or wire. Address, 

1440 Broadway, NEW YORK CITY. 

wS ?Tom ' n.£. par J:,^. ,iett i f«™»<l«tlo«. black, *i.oo, *3.00; coIots. I2.S0, $3X3. Bait 
KM- >^'„£ r 5i° , .? , i, M r n - " nc,e Btm ' * nbe - »'- 00 - •*•«>. »2-M. *2.«>. »»•». Crop. »1.00 
e t^S' e^lJ 1 - 00 ' * 1 - 25 - * 2 - 25 : T °n8y, 11.50, S2.25; Indian, il.26. 11.75. $3.50; Mar- 
11 M i 'fjif 0 ',,*. 7 .- 00 ! °- w «l>-. »2-00; Clown, 50c. 80c; Japanese Lady. 75c. $3.50; Ohl- 
hr, Si' lrS2 : TB «- W.76: Sonhrette. $2.50. $3.*0. $8.00: Old Maid,. 75c, $S.BB: Pom 

« Ci Hj^* 11 * 2 - 75 : Oowboj. $1.25. $2.50: Bbort Curly, $3.00; Babe, $2.25, $3.25; 

Wild n.J^'L".., 1 ** 11 - Wl «- * 2 - 80 - W- 20 : ™»«» "If (can dress either way) 

i SOS.?,, ' f 2 - 25 '^* 3 - 25 - *5-°0, $7.00; Negress. $2.50; Tricot Animal and Men Heads. $1.25 
'• Tr«i,J i ^ 80c ' BO*-" I*** Vine—. 20c, 85c. 60c. $1.25: Full Beards. 60c. $1.60 
I'lM.kS'L B 5f r ?" 1 20c, 40c, 80c, $1.00; Sluggers, 88c, 80c: Pkg. Stage Money, 25c. Poll Urn 
m, iii:" n - Hat measure for wis alse. All nrenald. Cut thla ad ant tor fntnr» refsmnm AddT 

CT Enrrvn Sli. m J2. ,m J? f0 JL wl ? «"»• All prepaid. Cat this ad ont for fntnre reference. Addi 
- * EWINQ BTOgLY HOUSE, It Thatcher Hue, ~ 

Decatur, TO. Irrhweente Phone Wo. 1488 

Vaudeville's «Jolllest Star 

Urt SuaBon as the Spontaneous Landlady in the "Country Boy." Address 

r - Robert Craig, care Stuart Robson 

l t>Yof fc. 361h St., and Ttti Ave.. NEW YORK CITY 



$19.50 PER GROSS. 
" M AD V F I " Th « Austrian self-filling 
Fountain Pen. Much 
superior to the German self-filling fountain 
pen. Every one a perfect and ready worker. 
$12 pir gross. 


474 Broadway, - - NEW YORK. 

Northwest Amusement Co. 

W. 3. BOWLER. Pres. 

C. M. YOUNG. Mgr. 

Wanted to hear from Free Acts, suitable for Indoor Carnivals, for six big weeks of .lad 
Fairs and Merchants' Exhibits, to be held In the following cities: Calgary, week of Dec. IStkc 
Edmonton, Saskatoon, Reglna and Brandon to follow. All under the auspices of the GBNBKAS 
HOSPITAL BOARD. No money stringency here. The best country on earth today. Nothing hag 
money for good clean concessions. Wanted to hear from one or two good strong pit Shaw attrac- 
tions. Address all. communications to 


Boom 11. Wallace Block. - - - 207 Eighth Ave., East. 


l\AA1MAdP17DQ In ° hio > Indiana and 
IYl/ J ill/-VOllirVO Intermediate Territory 

Desiring first-class Vaudeville Acts. 
Knapp & Taylor, Hgxs. finite 11, Boone Block, Covington, Ky. (ops. OsstaaaM). 

PERFORMERS, with first-class Vaudeville Acts, call, write or wire. 

Independent Films for Rent 

Prompt shipment. 12 Reels, Posters and Banners, $12.00. 

Bl West 14th Street. - - - NEW YORK CITY 

Large stock of Reels for sale at low prices. 


For Collier's Colossal Shows 

Trombone, double^B. and 0. or stage; tuba, double bass; lady for 
Eliza; others write. C. W. PICKELL, Mgr., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

8 utthjal bknetit 






Theatrical goods bandied on commission and tor storage. 
"Warehouses, Studios and Shops: 1814-1828 Loomia Place, Phone Monroe 874. Chicago, TO. 


The Latto Amusement Co. 

As Firm as the Rock of Gibraltar 

Makes its initial winter opening at Lafayette. La.. Dec 4th. nnder auspices of Concert Band. 
Nine other good ones already booted. Billed like a circus. All free street fairs. Carrying eight 
big gilt-edge Shows, three Riding Devices. Ten cars necessary to transport this aggregation. 
Fifteen-piece Uniformed Band, two sensational Free Acts. All persons contracting with this cosa- 
pany must report at Lafayette not later than Monday, Dec. 4th. Wanted -to boy two 60-ft. Baggage 
Cars for cash. Most stand Inspection. All communications answered. Al, Latto. General Manager; 
H. Wllen, Business Representative: Geo. W. LIssner. Secretary. Wire quickv If important. If yen 
want any Information, to at., LATTO, Beaumont, Texas,- till -December 2d. ' , .. . 


For Permanent Stock. A-l Stock People In all lines. Second Business Woman. Woman for General 
Business. Small Sonbrette. Man for Leads and Heavies, two General Business Actors. "AB mast 
have good wardrobe, be sober and reliable. To Buch, can offer long, pleasant engagement, salaries 
absolutely snre. Also Musicians who double in Band and Orchestra. Must have good Tr»» 
Drummer. . Direct 

MRS. NANA AM ENT, - - - - Box 788, Meridian, Mis*. 

MR. NEVIS, Producer. ■ 


Trombone Player and Drummer for white band wanted also. ^All _ whiter South^Can plaee 

Animal or Dog and Pony Show and * few more Concessions. One Joint of each 
Address L. C. KELLY, Manager, - - ♦ - • - Centrerflle, Alan a m e. 

Slot Machines 

A, J. FISHER tt CO.. Pittaburgh, Pa. „ 


I have ten Reels of Film In flrat-clasa condition; 
good snbiecta. Will sell very reasonabU. EL 
MASON, 142 West 125th Street. Mew York. 


for entire winter's- :Work. Ad. Macon, 0» 

*<m», ROADMAN'S OTTOS— Ways, r— 

schemes to make-money, 70 pegee, S,ooaj i ■i-lfie> 
trade secrets, etc., 368 pagea. Baca book KdV 
prepaid. Catalogue of books for home 
New York. 

DECEMBER 2, 1911. 



















On this wonderful Motion Picture Spectacle, 
taken by special permission of the United States 

So do not let this Sure Money-Maker GET BY 
YOU. The. endorsement of the Press guarantees 
the picture, so do not lose a minute, but wireMn 
your bid NOW! 



They Sk»~ Haw Goten«m*il la Rais- 
in* Pine" Bnltlesklp.^ 
Metab«i.of ib« Mftlnt Funfl Cammlttrt. 
which r* pfenning to unveil a commemora- 
tive moaUmsnt In Central Par* 1 00 Julr *• 
next. uW thousands of t<*t of motion pic- 
ture film unreeled to-dar In a Broadway 
theatre, ■towing, how the government bad 
undertaken to ratte th« batUwhlp Maine In 
Parana b arbor and bow the balf-nBcoTered 
bull looked. Tb«. pictures were taken by 
J P Sead. who had been •ppotnfed by the 
gorernment. The negative* will be turn ad 
over tw the goYernment'a keeping Thar 
cow the work done en the Maine (or tb* 
faat .nlna months. 

% The *lewa were taken from a raft which 
the. photographer paddled about within the 
'greet cetnton enclosure, ao that they glra 
a, close picture of the eubmerged warthlp. 
They show, for example that part ot the 
hall •where the greatest damage- waa done 
and the, torn sides and keel whoae appear 
anee baa led many- to. believe that the Maine 
waa blown up by .an outside mine In con- 
traat to thli la the albgularly unacarred 
atern portion .of toe. ship, where, deaplte 
'masses Ot barnacles and 'ae»weed. can etlll 
be aeon the name-plate "Maine.** 
• - Thereare 2.000 feet or films in all. they 
ahCw-'nbt onlr what Ii left ot th« warship. 
buTalao how the engineers went about the 
work or sinking caissons around the wreck 
In order to hold back the watera or the 
harborV It waa necessary to reinforce tbeae 
thalta^fjtlh T0.eop.tona of crushed stone bt- 
tpre they could withstand the ebb and' flow 
of the'tide'after the water In the enclosure 
-had: Veen pumped -out. The cabin or Capt. 
Slgsnee tp shows la a remarkable state of 
preservation. T>'aahatand> bath tuba, desks. . 
■and bed* are still visible In this part of 
the ship. In the forward part however, gun 
carriages, turrets, partltlona. floors, and 
ceilings arc all massed and jumbled togeth- 
er In hopeless contusion, indicating the ter- 
rific force of the explosion. 
'The monoraenV which the committee win 
erect "Is the worVaf the sculptor Plccarllla 
and wm stand at the' a*Hty-nlnth Street en- 
trance try the nark*. 



is the only film in . existence that you can be sure : 
will appeal to all the classes. 


Everyone in America with red blood in their veins, 
from the newsboy to the millionaire, will go to see 
these exclusive pictures, the moment you show 

RAISING-THE- MAINE FILM CO., 145 West 45th St., (Suite 804), New York City. 




are Cutting Into the Profits of the 


Hundreds of Picture Shows 
throughout the United States 
are doing away with souven- 
irs and adopting the idea of 
placing a 


in the Lobby. 

They put a Free Ticket 
in every 20th Stick of gum. 
They make nearly 10 cts. on 
each 20 sticks, so that they 
get a nice profit besides giv- 
ing the free ticket. 

These Machines can be ob- 
tained at a very small cost, 

You ought lo be inter- 
ested in this idea. If you 

want to know more about it, 
say so on a postal addressed 

WM. WRIGLEY, JR., COMPANY, Kesner Bailding, Chicago, Ilk 





Authorized by special act of Congress. United States A 
and Navy, foreign warships— the biggest celebration* 
held in the south. Few more shows wanted, all exclus 
Concessions to be sold to the highest bidders; exclusive 
all lines if desired. All bids to be opened Decembei 
All bids must be accompanied by deposit. If you wan 
exclusive concession, write quick. All concessions at 
West will have first chance at Tampa, to commence 
following week. Address, 

COL THOS. J. L BROWN, Director General, 



Closing them 0U< 
ridiculously lowpr 


Cowboy and Schoolmarm (fine), $10.00 | Italian Cavalry (like new), 

..„_ «... Ov«"-1 .000 choieorooU cheap. 
ACME FILM CO., I no. - • - . 

Send Tor Hat, It'a free- „. w vm 
130 Weet 37th Street, NEWM 



038 So. Dearborn St. ... CHICA 

The Billboard 

DECEMBER 9, 1911. 


IOH.P. Two-Cylinder Engine, Direct-connected to Generator. 
■" Weight, as shown. 1350 lbs. Suitable for Gasoline, ? 

Kerosene or Gas. '• ' 

List Price. SSOO. Mounted on Track. S830 

Most readers of "The Billboard" are 
familiar with the cut of our 10 h. p. 4-5 K.W. 
Lighting Set, as shown above. It has been 
our standard, and the only size we have 
made up to recently: During the past year 
we have shipped upwards of 25 of these 
sets to be used for moving picture work in 
the Philippines. 

The Brush Engine is the only one that 
is perfectly balanced and makes first-class 
electric light at 1 to 3 cents per k. w. (ac- 
cording to' fuel), variation on volt meter 
showing less than 1 per cent: 

A theatre in a large city in Pennsylvania, 
using one of our 4 k. w. outfits,' shows on 
its screen every hour, from 9 a. m. until 11 
p. m., this slide — 


.Cost of Light per week from Power 
" a Company, previously .... $25.00 

Cost now. . .......... 3.QO 

■Saving I . ........... $20.00 

k4 H: jt\ Engine, Direct-connected to W. Generator.. 

_ Weight, as shown 680 lbs. 

List Prlc e> $400. Mount ed on Track. $513 

Many of the smaller traveling, and 
.stationary shows as well, do not require so 
large an outfit as our 4 k. w. set, so we 
have brought out a 2 k. w. direct-connected 
set, as shown at bottom of previous column. 

We recommend this in the 60-65 volt 
range. Normal capacity isv 33 amperes. 
From 18 to 25 amperes are usually sufficient 
for the picture arc. This leaves enough 
current besides to supply from 10 to 20 
16-c.p. lamps, a couple of fans, or, if desired, 
a 200 or 350-c.p. lamp for the outside. 

The Brush Lighting sets are designed by 
A: P.'Brush; designer of Cadillac, Oakland, 
Biuck, Brush Runabout, and a number of 
other leading automobiles- 
Workmanship first-class throughout; 
easily started and easily handled. Whole 
outfit weighs less than fly-wheels alone on 
almost all other standard engines. 

Any one desiring to leave off part of 
equipment, will be credited with price of 

20 H. P. Engine. Direct-connected to 10 K.W. Generator 
Weight, as shown 1980 lbs 

List Price. $1500. Complete 

This set has been quite popular since we brought it out a 
couple of months ago With a normal capacity of 10 k. w , 
we have repeatedly developed more than 12 k. w. 


4 H. P. Engine, Belted to 2 K.W. Generator 
List Pric e. Compl ete. $420 

Weight, 530 lbs 

10 H. P. Engine, Belted to 4.K. W. Generator 
List Price. Complete. $720 

": Weight, 1050 lbs. 

The difference— about 10 per cent— in 
price, between direct-connected and belted 
outfits is in the saving of- cost. of labor and 
material, and use of higher speed generator. 

Equipment — All of the foregoing outfits 
are with, most complete equipment of 
ignition apparatus, tanks, complete switch- 
board with Weston volt and ammeters, etc. 


Every day brings us inquiries from parties 
wanting to buy engines only. Some are 
from people who have purchased engines of 
the ordinary type, suitable perhaps for 
common power purposes, but not for mak- 
ing electric light — heavy, hard to start, and 
unhandy for moving with traveling shows. 

But more are from those who have been 
persuaded to invefct in unreliable, almost 
worthless junk, by" the misrepresentations 
of makers and dealers. Just the other day 
we had a letter from a man who had been 
"stung" in this way three times in a little 
over a year. What he has paid for engines, 
together with his losses in not being able 
to run a good part of the time, would al- 
most buy two Brush lighting sets. 

Wc are now offering for the first time 
Brush Balanced Engines — that is, engines 
only. For obvious reasons, we have pre- 
ferred to furnish, complete, direct-connected 
outfits. The direct-connected outfit is not 
only compact, but has other advantages, as 
explained in our catalogue. Again, our 
equipment is very complete and adequate. 
And, last of all, the demand for direct- 
connected sets has kept us just a little 
behind our orders ever since we put them 
on the market. Having increased our 
capacity nearly fourfold, we now hope to be 
able to take care of orders for engines only 

4 H. P. Brush Balanced Engine. Weight, 325 lbs. 

List Price. S2SO 
10 H. P. Brush Balanced Engine. Weight, 560Jb». 
List Price. $4SO 
Above prices include Connecticut SparkXoiT. Wire and Plug*. 

Remember that the [Brush Electric 
Lighting Sets are sold and guaranteed 
by a house engaged in the manufacture 
and sale of engines, machinery "and 
tools for over forty years. 

ThejChas. A. Strelinger Co. box b-s Detroit, Michigan, U.S. A. 


DECEMBER 3,-TStt -1 

T ltc JBTff 1 1 i&o ar d 




December the 14th Completes the Fourth Year of Success for the 


Read this letter from Mr. Hugh F. Hoffman, now on the Editorial Staff of the Moving Picture World. 

He was the first user of "THE HALLBERG.?' — ;. ;v ^^ v ":* : -^J^^'"K5: 

"Hew York, November 20, 1911." 


36 East 23rd Street, New York City 
Dear Sir: I recall with pleasure the famous date of December 14,1907, when 
you installed in my theatre in 'Jersey City,- N. J., the first Hahberg E'ectric 
Economizer ever used on a moving picture- machine. . .J. well .remember, the 
trouble I was having with my light and current bills, until I came to you. 

A load of worry passed out of my mind that day, but the help you gave me 
.was too great to be confined to any one man... It is a .source of .satisfaction to 
me to observe the far-reaching effect of my installation, and to know that 
the Hallberg .Economizer has "now been universally adopted. The original 
Hallberg Economizer is still doing duty. I congratulate you upon your fourth 

trade birthday. Very truly .yours, HUGH F. HOFFMAN, 

Editorial Staff Moving Picture World. 

Compliments by the Press. 

The Catalogue for JJ. P.' Ken; Coniplete, 
from. A. to Z, 100 Pares, 
■ 854x1114 


The Moving picture World la In receipt of a copy, 
of Hallbvrg'a catalogue; It consists of 96 pages and 
cover, filled to the very laat page with the kind of 
Information the exhibitor wants to have. Aside from . 
being a typographical work of art. It Is the most 
comprehensive pictnre trade catalogue that has been 
pnbllshed by anyone np to this writing. About ' 
every known .device of value sotted to the require-' 
ments of the exhibitor Is listed between Its covers. . 
Mr. Hallberg asks 25 cents for this work of art and 
It Is worth the money. — Moving Pictnre World. 


We have received from Mr. J. B. Hallberg, Hall- 
berg's catalogue and we congratulate Mr. Hallberg on 
the artistic get-up of It and the admirable printing 
and also for the display of practically everything 
necessary for an exhibitor..' It has been our urovlnce 
to examine catalogues 'of various supply houses, bat 
can safely say Hallberg'* la the premier of them 
all. In the whole ninety-six pages there is grouped 
together men a vast display of goods that an ex- 
hibitor need not go-anywhere else for anything that 
he many need," and we heartily, commend the catalogue 
to every exhibitor, it being wett worth the price of 
twenty-five, cents. Aak- for It. if 'only for the In- 
formation .contained therein.— Moving Pictnre News. 

The Press Approves Hallberi's . 
" New Catalogue. 

A ' copy of HaUberg*a newest * catalog has Just 
been received by The. -Billboard and. found to con- 
tain quotations on every moving picture" accessory 
known to-* the .business. exhibitors In .need .of 
equipment who contemplate making purchases anoold 
see this new catalogue. Drop a postal card addressed 
to J. H. Hallberg; 36 B. 23d Street, New York City. 
. — The .BiUooard. .. . • 


J. H. Hallberg's new catalogue of motion picture 
theatre supplies is the best appearing and most- com- 
plete publication of Its kind. that ever came into The 
Mirror olBce. Mr. Hallberg Is noted aa the in- 
ventor of ' Hallberg's Economizer aa.a saving sub- 
stitute foe rheostats', bnt the catalogue contains illus- 
trations and .descriptions and prices of many other 
eii ctrlcal and other necessities, also— in fact, - as 
the Introduction states, "everything necessary, for 
the proper equipment and maintenance" of a motion 
pictnre theatre. The catalogue Is so good tbat Mr. 
Hallberg -is obliged to charge a nominal price for 
it. — Dramatic Mirror. 

la Art Cover, 
Managers' and Operators' 
Reference Book, SS cents. 



When a particularly good piece of printed matter 
-.cornea to my notice I am eager to acknowledge It. and 
I most hand It to J. H. 11 a libera; for having gotten 
out a. most attractive new catalogue. It seems to come 
'quite close to being a work of art -and ought to be • 
a great, .reference book for those Interested in any 
way In the motion picture' business. — Morning Tele- 
graph. " • ' .'. 


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HoM-tAffr Terminal Connectors 
fiailDcrg for M.P. Lamps. 

Hallberg Di ^^Jp^ 

If I 111 _ . _ Hectrio Fountaiha and ' 
Ha liber tt Baakata for 
llOUUClg Theatre BeeoAtloaa.-- 

Edison M p ^Ic"^ 

P*ai«ArA*>'e U.P. Machines and 
lOWCia Accessories. 

Mdtibgrapb ^ c ^ries, 
_6. E* Mercnry Arc ££!' 

ExCello Flame Arc Lamps. 

Monarch Vacuum Cleaners. 

Kimble Motors and Fans. 
r\ rn = • . and M.P. 

Opera Chairs Machine* of 

, r > an kinds. 

Fully described in my New 1912 Catalogue. 25 cents per copv. . ... v • - 

"ELECTRA" Pink Label Carbons -^jflERlk "EXCELLO" Flame Arc Carbons 

They are the BEST for 
All Makes of Flame Arcs 



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Tlve Billboard 

DECEMBER 9, 1911. 

Wilbur Dobbs 

Eccentric German Comedian, with Harris A Sea- 
man's "Social Maids Company," season, 1811-12. 
At liberty at end of season. Compliments of the 
■aason to all. Address per route "Social Maids 


Premier Acrobatic Tight Wire and Doable Tra- 
pee* Artists, always working. Open for Circus 
or Carnival for the season of 1912. Address all 
CTmmunlcatlbns to DE MAR BBOS., Cadillac, 
Mich. Best regards to friends. 


Harry A. Emerson 

Producer and Principal 
Comedian with 

Sim Williams' "Ideals" Company 

if : 

it is The Billboard, tall them so. 

- Page. 

Christmas greetings . -' • 13 

frontispiece (chas. pbohman.- attractions) . '• • ™ 

the new york season in review y 15-16 

the making op an acrobat. v. • 17 

the chicago season in review 1819 



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MOTION PICTURE - NEWS '.- ^ 46-47 




BIG CITY NEWS .....jtrOf-SS 




ROLLER SKATING NEWS .............. , .......61-62-63 

ROUTES — . • .}. . 

Performers* Dates . - 66 

Dramatic and Musical 

Burlesque : 

Stock and Repertoire 


Bands and Orchestras . 


Miscellaneous ............................. 

Circuses. Wild West and Tent Shows .' , 

Additional Performers' Dates . 




DIRECTORY 108-109 

LETTER LIST 132-133 

MantelPs Marionette Hippodrome 

For the^ast ten years a novelty feature attraction on the principal 
vaudeville circuits throughout the U. S. Atfpresent the.JSnovelty 
attraction'with Coburn's Greater Minstrels, playing the principal cities 
of the south. This act is meeting with favor everywhere, itjbeing inu 
class by itself. 


FR^V n CHARGES™PREP4J& ?0Setller ad ' an<1 WB wIU Beni you 'ABSOLUTELY 

.„?F KRY— FREE OFFER is limited to the first 1,000 answers received. You 
will then see for yourself what we have to oiler and learn about our method of SQUARE 


173 North Green Street. CHICAGO. ILL. 


* Chas. Grace 

Casad & De Verne 

Refined Comedy-Musical Entertainers. 

The act that pleases managers, agents, and the 
public. Not the best, but two of the good ones. 
We also carry our own special scenery, also 
special lithographs. 

312 Valley St. DAYTON. OHIO 

v^7„ ROBSON 


Second successful season with Mark Lea's 
Aviator Girls Co. . 


And his Aviator Girls Company 
great success this season, pi 
Basements over the Sun Clrci 
a Merry Christmas. 

are meeting with 
lying return ei;- 
Ut. Wishing all 

If you lee it in The Billboard, tell them to. 

DECEMBER 9, 1911. 

X he Bl 1 1 b o a r d 





Unique Comedy Singing and Piano Diver- 
sion. BIGGER and BETTER Than Ever 

W. V. M. A. 

Jim H. 

Prom a grotesque circus clown 
to a clean-cut, light comedian, 
ti a far cry, yet Rutherford 
mikes it twice a year with ap- 
parent ease. As a producing 
down, his' reputation-;- stands on- 
excelled, as be' Is probably tbe 
highest salaried clown in circus- 
i. While other clowns are 
resting (?) during tbe long winter 
months, be, Is busily engaged In 
the vaudeville game, plays only 
the best theatres, and with tbe 
assistance, ot bis clever wife, 
Lottie Monroe, bo writes and pres- 
ences sketches that make toe 
regular vaudevlllians ponder In 
amatement. At present they are 
playing the W. V. M. A. Time In 
their new and biggest success. 
An Extra Added Attraction."* 


Hundreds of friends ana 
thousands of acquaint- 
ances will Instantly recr 
ognlze tbls likeness of 
popular Henry Bmgard. 
one ot the his* -el ass cir- 
cus orators, announcers 
and privilege managers, 
now about to conclude 
bis third season with the 
Mighty Haag Shows, 
whero be wiH continue 
In the same capacity for 
season. 1912. With char- 
acteristic energy and- in- 
telligence, be is out ,in 
the field norw seeking 
attractions and compe- 
tent staffs for his de- 
partment for next sea- 
son. Judging team his 
past clean rpo»rrfl, pros- 
pective privilege . people 
now in the field for next 
season will make no 
mistake In writing Mr. 
Emgard. whose adver. 
tisement appears else- 
Wheri<|ii» . this ,., Issue. 
Among other creditable 
achievements. Emgaril. 
among the very few of 
any privilege men liv- 
ing, holds the enviable 
record of having pushed 
his department to such 
an extent that the day's 
"privilege** receipts at 
times have actually par- 
allelled the gross re- 
ceipts of an entire Car- 
nival Show, a pure type 
of -the aggressive, gen- 
tlemanly young Ameri- 
can showmen, the men 
.who bav». : come ■ to stay. 


Saxopbone Soloist with the 
Sells-Floto Concert Baud 
during the circus season, 
and acknowledged to be 
the foremost lady saxophoo*- 
lst In America. During tbe 
winter season she Is active- 
ly engaged assisting Jim II. 
Hntherford In vaudeville. 
This season they are ap- 
pearing in a new offering, 
entitled, "An Extra Added 
Attraction." wbicb Is their 
biggest success. At present 
they are playing the Butter- 
field Circuit of the W. V. 
M. A. Time. 

Roger Inhof, 
Hughie Ginn 




Antinarelfi's Royal Italian Band 

Has had great success at Rochester (Industrial Exposition) 

For open time and terms, • communicate with either, James E. 
Furlong; 117 Powers Building; or, Director Biagio AntinareUi, 34 
Mohawk St., Rochester, N. Y. 


The Billboard 

DECEMBER 9, 1911. 

The Equilibrirt Act Beautiful. 
Always busy. An act Incomparable for its 
uniqueness, originality and cleverness, perform- 
ing unbelievable balancing feats. For terms, 

write to address be low. ■ 

8M Bo. Fourth Street, Qniney, TO. 


Grayce V. Connell 

One of the clever little girls in "Pink Lady 
Company." is very anxious to get ahead. Her 
several years' experience in stock has done won- 
ders in ■ assisting • her. We wish ber continued 
success, and want to bear from her soon. 



Now - in their second gnccessfnl season with 
The Aviator Girls Company. Mr. Doyle as Irish 
Comedian, and Mr. . Cunningham as Straight 
Man. Their specialty: Harmony singing and 
talking, is one of the restores of the show. 

I Arthur, Julius and Milton Marx, who have become important factors in the world of fnn through 
their big comedy singing act, "Fan in Hi Skool," jumped into the public limelight four years ago, 
when they were known as Ned Weyburne's Three Nightingales. The boys remained with this act 
two years, and in that time established an enviable reputation. Later they were seen with the Six 
Mascotts. They produced their own musical comedy, and appeared through the South wltb great 
success. Their next venture was the present vehicle, which they are using successfully, "Fun In HI 
Skool." This act appeared at the Clark Theatre In its premiere showing Just one year ago. 
Through the success of the act in that house it was sent over the Fantages tour by Mr. J. C. 
Matthews. Success seemed to stick like a leach, and with the Pantages and W. V. M. A. Time 
combined, the act has been fortunate in working forty-two weeks out of fifty-two. The boys are of 
one of the real oldtlme theatrical family. Julius being featured in that old drama. The Man of 
Her Choice, when he was but twelve years of age. The act will appear In and about Chicago until 
after the holidays, when It will appear in the East. 


(Mrs. George Oram.) 


Calliope Player. Cornet Soloist In big show (fpafured), and musical act in sideshow. Second season 
with- Mighty Haag Shows. Merry Christmas and Happy New Tear to all friends. 



Invites offers. Thoroughly experienced in all lines of work. Perma- 
nent or travel^ Any number f